You guys, summer is coming. You know how I know this? Watermelons are everywhere. This couldn’t make me happier! If this incredibly sweet, juicy, bright and crunchy fruit can’t make you fall in love with healthy foods, then I don’t know what will. God was clearly having a good day when he made these magical fruits. I can only guess that this was the same day He made pineapples, bunnies, daisies, sea otters, those goldfish with the puffy cheeks, coffee, fireflies, bubbles, hummingbirds and seashells.
I’m a simple watermelon eater. Cut it up. Eat it. Done. Thankfully, there are far more creative food bloggers out there who have created recipes I’ve been drooling over and I can’t help but share them with you.
Here are 10 delicious ways to eat a watermelon this summer from some pretty fantastic bloggers. Enjoy!
1. Watermelon Fruit Leather
Thank you, Baked By Rachel for introducing me to homemade fruit leather. This has simple written all over it and I can’t wait to give this a try, then devour it like a bear fresh from hibernation (or like a pregnant woman every second of the day)…
2. Watermelon Mango Pico De Gallo
One of my favorite blogs, Damn Delicious, delivers again with this fresh fruity salsa! Ask someone else to bring the chips then dunk and dine like there’s no tomorrow.
3. Watermelon Yogurt Pops
Chocolate Moosey has not only given you a reason to buy those popsicle molds you’ve been contemplating, but also given you a light treat to fight those hot summer days. Kid approved!
4. Watermelon Feta Appetizer Bites
Add a Pinch has you covered for all your summer BBQ’s, birthdays, weddings, showers, graduations and holidays with these delish and super simple appetizers. Thank you for making watermelon classy.
5. Skinny Watermelon Mojito
Damn you Peanut Butter and Peppers for reminding me how much I miss a nice fruity cocktail! The moment my baby is out into this world, free from the womb, I’d like one of these at my bedside.
6. Watermelon and Feta Salad with Balsamic Reduction
Cooks with Cocktails (great blog name) combines salty, creamy feta with tangy, rich balsamic to a bowl full of watermelon and boom, it’s a salad. No lettuce required (nor wanted). Surprise your next round of guests with this mouth watering summer side dish!
7. Grilled Pineapple and Watermelon Fruit Kabobs
A Night Owl combines two of the juiciest, sweetest fruits and throws them on the grill to take them from oh my goodness yum to one of those speechless eye roll bites. The grill can do magical things.
8. Cilantro-Lime Grilled Watermelon
Thank you to The Stay at Home Chef for giving me a reason to try grilled watermelon. Who needs meat when you have this? Look at that picture!
9. Jalapeno Watermelon Margaritas
The mastermind behind Spicy Southern Kitchen throws in some heat to this watermelon margarita because, why not? Once again, when I can drink, this is happening.
10. Watermelon Granita
Yummy, Healthy, Easy. That’s the name of the blog, but also the perfect explanation of this recipe. I’ll leave you with that.
These are just 10 delicious ways to eat a watermelon. Do you have other watermelon recipes you’ve tried and love? Don’t keep it to yourself! Share, share, share! Happy summer friends.