What’s more fun than cutting into a watermelon during the hot and humid days of late summer? Well, it might be turning that juicy watermelon into a variety of sweet and savoury dishes to delight your family and friends. Our Watermelon Recipe Roundup offers 6 ideas for summer fun.
Watermelon Recipe Roundup
This roundup of six watermelon recipes has something for everyone: treats for the kids (young and old), an adults-only cocktail, and even a couple of recipes that showcase watermelon’s savoury side. Enjoy!
Watermelon Recipes for the Kids
Watermelon Cutie Pops are sure to delight the kids (and those who are kids are heart). And if you really want to appeal to anyone’s inner child, why not make a watermelon lemonade using watermelon of a different hue? I made this with orange watermelon, and let me tell you, the combination of watermelon flavour and the colour orange was a real mind bender. It was great fun to make this with little ones.
A More Sophisticated Twist on Watermelon
Watermelon Lime Granita is a sophisticated looking dish that would be at home at an adults-only dinner party, but also popular with the younger set. Easy to make, it’s the ultimate refreshment on a sultry summer day.
Savoury Watermelon Recipes
Watermelon may be sweet, but it can be used to great effect in savoury recipes. My experience has been that few guests can guess that it’s the main ingredient in this delicious and satisfying Thai-Inspired Chilled Watermelon Soup. And this Watermelon Feta Salad has gotten rave reviews any time I’ve served it. It was my offering for a picnic lunch at an outdoor concert this summer, and it was both refreshing and good fuel for outdoor dancing!
Adults-Only Watermelon Cocktail
This Watermelon Vodka Splash ups the watermelon fun factor for the adults in the crowd.
For even more ideas, see a collection of 25 Juicy Watermelon Recipes from food bloggers across Canada!