Refreshing watermelon recipes to beat the heat

Summertime is here, and with it comes an abundance of watermelons! Make the most of this juicy seasonal treat with these simple recipe ideas

20 Apr 2023

Watermelon is the quintessential summer fruit — it’s juicy, refreshing, and packed with nutrients. While it’s no doubt delicious, it's also low in calories and high in antioxidants, making it a great choice for anyone looking to stay hydrated during the scorching summer months. From salads to cocktails, this seasonal fruit can be added to your diet in numerous ways. Here are five creative watermelon recipes to try out this summer.

Experience summer in a bowl with a watermelon feta cheese salad

This light and tasty salad is the perfect combination of sweet and savoury, with juicy watermelon chunks, tangy feta cheese, and a zesty lemon dressing. Top it off with some mint leaves for an extra burst of flavour and freshness.

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Sip the summer away with a watermelon lemonade

Cool off with this refreshing twist on the classic lemonade. Simply blend fresh watermelon with lemon juice, sugar, and water, and you've got yourself a sweet and tangy drink that's perfect for cooling off on a hot summer day.

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Add watermelon rinds to your stir-fry for a zero-waste dish

Don't let those watermelon rinds go to waste! They make a surprisingly delicious and healthy addition to any stir-fried dish. Simply chop them up and sauté them with your favourite veggies, meat, and seasonings. These rinds will absorb the flavours of the sauces and bring a delightful crunch to your dish.

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Escape to the tropics with a watermelon pina colada

Take your summer cocktail game up a notch with this tropical version of the classic pina colada. Simply blend fresh watermelon, coconut cream, and rum for a sweet and refreshing drink that will whisk you away to paradise with every sip!

Indulge your cravings the healthy way with watermelon fries

These refreshing watermelon fries are a fun and healthy alternative that's sure to make you forget all about those greasy potato fries! Simply slice a watermelon into thin fry-shaped pieces and add a sprinkle of chilli powder. Squeeze some lime and enjoy!

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So, go ahead — don’t miss out on your chance to make the most of this delicious summertime staple while it’s still in season! To read more about seasonal foods, check out GFTR 2022.

Have you tried out any of these recipes yet? Share your favourite watermelon recipe with us in the comments below!

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