The Best Watermelon Recipes to Try This Summer. Delicious new ways to get your fix of this quintessential summer fruit. Watermelon, the ultimate summer fruit, is perfect without any extra accoutrements.
Nothing says summer quite like a juicy slice of watermelon. Not only is it low-calorie and full of H2O (it’s one of the best foods to help you stay hydrated, with a water content of 90%), but the brightly colored summer fruit also boasts some serious health benefits. Like tomatoes, watermelon is a terrific source of lycopene, a powerful chemical pigment that’s been found to help fight heart disease and certain types of cancer. (Here are more facts about watermelon you didn’t know.)
Grilled Watermelon, Mint, and Feta Salad
This fresh watermelon salad can be whipped up in just a few minutes. And thanks to the delicious combination of sweet-and-smoky grilled watermelon cubes and tangy feta cheese, it basically tastes like summer on a plate.
Ingredients: Small watermelon, mint leaves, feta cheese, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sea salt, black pepper
You’ll be the star of the BBQ with this super-hydrating watermelon cocktail. Jalapeño gives it an unexpected kick.
Ingredients: Frozen seedless watermelon cubes, fresh lime juice, honey, jalapeño, silver tequila (optional), mint sprigs and watermelon wedge for garnish.
Pressed Watermelon With Basil Water
Quench your thirst with a glass of refreshing pressed watermelon juice. This summery drink is unbelievably delicious on its own or paired with grilled dishes.
Ingredients: Red or yellow seedless watermelon chunks, basil leaves, sea salt, white wine vinegar, chilled water
Got a sweet tooth? These strawberry and watermelon floats will satisfy your dessert cravings while also tantalizing the palate, thanks to a hit of cayenne pepper.
Ingredients: Watermelon cubes, chopped strawberries, balsamic vinegar, cayenne pepper, lime or lemon sorbet, chilled club soda or seltzer