6 Out-of-the-Box Ways With Watermelon
Say hello to summer with 6 exciting ways to eat the official fruit of the season: watermelon.
There is nothing quite like pulling a bowl of chilled watermelon pieces out of the fridge for an afternoon snack on a hot summer day. But if you're looking for even more ways to enjoy this hot-weather staple, then just wait until you see what we have in store for you!
Start by cutting a watermelon into thin, long fry-shaped pieces. Be sure to leave rind on the end if possible. Next, combine vanilla yogurt, lime zest and pink Himalayan salt for a tasty dip. Repeat all summer long for a mountain of "fries" you don't have to feel guilty about.
Trim a watermelon down until it is a cylinder that can sit upright. Mix 8 ounces of cream cheese with 16 ounces of marshmallow fluff and, after patting the watermelon dry, coat it with the mixture. Decoratively top the “cake” with assorted berries for a beautiful summertime treat!
When cutting your next watermelon, save the middle cross cut and set it aside. Lay the piece down flat and pat it dry. Spread soft goat cheese across the surface and top it with prosciutto, basil and a balsamic vinegar drizzle. It may sound a bit different, but trust us, this savory take on watermelon is oh-so-delicious!
Make a quick, easy and refreshing salsa by dicing up watermelon and mango and combining in a bowl. Finish it off by mixing in some diced red onion, green peppers, lime juice, cilantro and salt. Serve alongside blue corn chips for a beautifully seasonal appetizer.
Cut the end off of a watermelon and scoop out the flesh. Cut the fruit into cubes, arrange on a baking sheet, and place them into the freezer. Once frozen, combine watermelon, 1/4-cup water, 1 tablespoon of lime juice, 1 tablespoon of honey and ten mint leaves in a blender and blend away. Pour the slush back into the watermelon rind and garnish with a mint leaf for sweet, minty bliss.
Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut 1-inch thick pieces of watermelon. Put each heart on a popsicle stick. Complete this fun treat by dipping half of the heart into melted white chocolate and topping with sprinkles.