Is there a fruit that’s more perfect for piping-hot summer days than watermelon? We think not. And guess what: Straight from the rind isn’t the only way to enjoy the fruit. Tap into its juiciness with these six inspired ideas from food bloggers:
There’s a new way to eat watermelon by the slice: like pizza, topped with feta cheese and fresh basil.
Get the recipe at KitchenSter.
Most fruit slushes you buy on-the-go are loaded with scary amounts of sugar—but not this one! It’s a pure, refreshing blend of frozen watermelon, lime juice, and water. That’s it!
Honey-Grilled Watermelon Caprese Salads
It’s not just steaks and burgers that belong on the grill: Toss olive oil- and honey-drizzled watermelon on the grates, mix the grilled fruit with tomatoes, mozzarella, basil leaves, and balsamic—and voila, you’ve got the perfect side dish for a cookout.
Get the recipe at How Sweet It Is.
Summer Watermelon Salad
Cubes of watermelon, avocado, feta, and radish combine with red onion, mint, and chives to make one flavor-packed (not to mention gorgeous) summer salad. Impromptu picnic, anyone?
Get the recipe at Whisked.
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Melon Ball Ice Cubes
If you think run-of-the-mill melon is refreshing, wait until you plop a few of these fruity ice cubes into your sparkling water.
Get the recipe at Laylita’s Recipes.