There are few things more cooling than a slice of watermelon on a hot summer day. But you can think beyond just the simple sliced watermelon with these recipes! This favorite summer fruit can be made into delicious drinks, sweet ice creams and savory salads. This hydrating fruit is even thought to lower blood pressure
, so dig in!
Photo: Delicious Obsessions
Strawberry Watermelon Slushee:
Skip the sugar-y slushies with this refreshing "slushee" made with watermelon and strawberries, sweetened with stevia to taste.
5 Watermelon Cocktails:
Try out one of these sweet cocktails over the weekend for a more hydrating and naturally sweet cocktail.
Agua de sandia:
Or try this refreshing watermelon beverage, brightened with lime and sweetened with honey.
: A quick whirl of watermelon and lime gives you a bright drink to enjoy.
A perfect beverage to serve a crowd, this flavorful sangria features white wine, watermelon juice, and more.
Photo: Kimi Harris
Persian Watermelon Rose Salad:
Rose water plays perfectly with the sweet flavor of watermelon. Garnish with chopped dates, edible rose petals, and/or pistachios.
Photo: The Organic Kitchen
Grilled Watermelon Salad:
A perfect combination of sweet and savory, this grilled watermelon salad features goat cheese, mint, and watercress.
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