Watermelon is obviously a summer essential, but sometimes, you may just be in need of a new ways to eat watermelon. Whether you’re looking to add it to your favorite lemonade, salad, or drink, or simply want to find a few new dishes to bring to your next pool party, you’ll find a bunch of new ways to eat watermelon that you’ve never thought of!
1. Watermelon and Salad
Watermelon in salad is one of the best ways to eat watermelon in the summer! They add a unique flavor, and a refreshing touch to a boring salad! You can cube the melon pieces and add them into salad, or you can simply cut it up like you usually would and flash grill it. No matter how you choose to add it to your salad, you’ll be glad that you did!
2. Watermelon Cubes
I recently tried this trick for the first time and may never go back to regular ice cubes. Frozen watermelon cubes are such a delight in the summer. They add a great flavor to whatever you’re drinking, and you get to eat the watermelon after you’re done. Plus, if you always keep frozen watermelon cubes in the freezer, they can make for an easy snack in a hurry!
3. Watermelon Agua Fresca
When I was young, my friends and I tried to make lemonade by substituting watermelons for lemons. It turned out horrible, but now the recipe we tried to create is blowing up on Pinterest. We were wise before our years. My advice is to follow a recipe, and you’ll be set. Juice a watermelon for a perfect refreshing drink in the summer!
4. Watermelon Salsa
I love fruit salsa, especially in the summer. It’s a quick and easy dish to bring to a pool party, and it’s sure to be a hit. This watermelon salsa is something I’ve never seen at a party before, making it a perfect unique dish for you to bring! Simply cube up watermelon and add some cilantro, jalapeno peppers, red onion and lime. It’s definitely not a sweet fruit salsa, but it’s sure to be a hit!
5. Shaved Watermelon Ice
Watermelon Shaved Ice is another quick treat that is perfect for your next pool party! Simply blend up watermelon with a bit of lime juice, pour into a glass pan, and let it freeze. After it’s frozen, scrape the frozen watermelon until it has a shaved ice consistency! It’s seriously that easy!
6. Watermelon Lemonade
I came up with this idea a few weeks ago while preparing for a dinner party. I wanted to serve a drink that screamed summer, and what screams summer more than watermelon and lemonade? Freeze cubes of watermelon and make your lemonade as you usually would. Add the watermelon cubes to your lemonade, but don’t serve the lemonade until the watermelon has almost completely thawed. The longer you let the watermelon thaw, the better your watermelon lemonade will taste!
7. The Old Fashioned Way
There are so many ways to eat watermelon in the summer, but this tried and true classic is always a good way to go! Watermelon wedges, pieces, or however you choose to serve it, watermelon is always the best treat on a hot summer day!
How do you like to eat watermelon in the summer? I feel like it’s all that I eat when the weather gets hot! Give me some new ideas in the comments!