You just can’t hate watermelon. It can star in a cocktail, complete a BBQ, refresh a cold soup, cure a hangover, make a pretty awesome popsicle, and summer-up a salad.
1. Sculpt it. Kid friendly, right? Party idea for sure.
This idea and many others, plus recipes, are from the National Watermelon Promotion Board. (who knew?)
2. Watermelon pops.
(Recipe from Martha Stewart)
3. Blend it into juice. (It’s addictive. So good) It also happens to be an amazing hangover cure.
Jason (hubbie/bartender/co-chef) says: Blend watermelon, dash of cayenne, and gin with club soda or sprite, a dash of lime and some agave… Add ice, garnish with mint and citrus. Oh yeah. Yes please. Okay.
5. Watermelon gazpacho.
We had a spicy gazpacho like this at an amazing resort called La Samanna in St. Maarten and it was divine. If you’re thinking of a family friendly version, you could still try this Martha Stewart one, and potentially blend it, but leave out the jalapeno.
6. Watermelon, feta, and mint salad. This is one of my favorites ever. Delish!
(Recipe from POPSUGAR MOMS)
7. Slice it up and eat it!