Fun Ways to Use Watermelon

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Don’t get us wrong, watermelon is plenty delicious on its own and in no way needs to be improved upon, but that doesn’t mean it’s not fun to mix things up a bit sometimes. Its natural sweetness and mellow flavor make it a perfect ingredient to incorporate into all kinds of summer dishes. Cool off with a frozen watermelon drink or try something different by throwing it on the grill.

Watermelon Granita

You can never go wrong with a cold snack on a hot day, and this watermelon granita is one of our favorites. It’s sweet and refreshing, and the alcohol can be omitted for those that prefer their drinks without. 

Watermelon Salad With Feta

Rich, creamy, salty feta acts as the perfect complement to sweet watermelon in this fresh and delicious summer salad. Watermelon and feta have been a popular pairing throughout the Mediterranean for years, and after tasting this salad, we can understand why.

Pan-Seared Watermelon “Steak”

Sure, it may sound a little odd, but hear us out. When watermelon is cooked, its texture changes and becomes tougher. It’s still sweet, but it makes for an interesting and tasty substitute for anyone looking for an option that’s lighter than meat. This recipe is smoky and flavorful and goes perfectly with any of your favorite summer side dishes.