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Refreshing Watermelon Recipes To Try This Summer

Watermelon is one of the most refreshing fruits out there, and it is relished by all. Be it kids or adults, everybody loves biting into this juicy summer fruit. However, did you know you could enjoy watermelon in different forms? From creative snacks to cool beverages, you can make many refreshing recipes with watermelon that are perfect for summer. Moreover, they are versatile and can be paired with almost everything.

1. Salads with watermelon

You can add watermelon to your regular salads for a refreshing taste. Moreover, feta, mint, bacon, and red onion pair really well with watermelon. Even mango and corn go well with this summer fruit. So, you can add watermelon to any of your favorite salad recipes. You can also grill watermelon to add them to your salad. Just top it with your favorite dressing and enjoy your uber-healthy dish.

2. Watermelon soup

Watermelon soup might sound a little out of your comfort zone. However, this is one of the most refreshing soups you can have during summer. Made with just a handful of ingredients, this watermelon recipe will be the perfect party appetizer you can serve in a bowl or a glass. Blend watermelon, lemon juice, lime juice, mint, honey, and ginger until nearly smooth. Then, cover and chill for two to four hours before serving.

3. Spicy Watermelon Margarita Ice Pops

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Want a showstopper for your party? Then look no further than Spicy Watermelon Margarita Ice Pops. As the name of this watermelon recipe suggests, the ice pops will be spicy yet boozy, thanks to tequila, spicy cayenne pepper, and zesty lime juice.

The other ingredients will perfectly balance the sweetness of watermelon while ensuring you and your guests beat the heat in style. Kiwis, berries, etc., can also be added to the recipe for that extra tanginess. However, be mindful not to give these ice pops to children as they are not kid-friendly due to the tequila.

If you are not a fan of ice pops, you can try other watermelon drink recipes, such as a Refreshing Margarita, a Boozy Watermelon Frozen Slushie (for a mocktail, skip adding rum or vodka), a Mojito Granita, and a Watermelon, and Strawberry Lemonade or Cooler. These recipes will be just as popular as the ice pops with the adults.

4. Grilled Chicken with Watermelon Glaze

This is yet another combination that isn’t very common. However, the spicy red pepper-watermelon glaze elevates the taste of grilled chicken. You can easily make this glaze at home with apple jelly, lime, red pepper, hot pepper sauce, salt, and watermelon, the star ingredient. Moreover, you can make this glaze in advance and refrigerate it for up to two days to enjoy with your meals. This combo will also work exceptionally well in a salad.

5. Watermelon ice cream sorbet

Watermelon, lemon juice, sugar (optional), and mint leaves are all you need to make this cooling ice cream sorbet. This is an excellent watermelon recipe for people who don’t consume sugar or try to prevent it whenever possible. Mamas, this is the perfect recipe for your little ones if they are asking for ice cream, but you want to avoid the sugar rush that comes soon after.

Apart from these recipes, you can also try making watermelon pizza (that went viral a while back), watermelon cake or cupcake, Salted Watermelon Sorbet Bars for dessert, etc. The recipes are endless when you realize that watermelon works well with both sweet and savory dishes.

So, next time you get your hands on watermelon, try these recipes to surprise your loved ones. They will surely love to consume the summer fruit in a new way. Also, don’t forget to mention which watermelon recipe was everyone’s favorite in the comment section below.

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