When you think of summertime, what’s the one fruit that stands out to you as THE fruit of the summer? Most of us will think about the utterly delicious watermelon! One of the benefits of watermelon is that you only need a watermelon and a knife to enjoy it. You don’t need to top it off with anything to make it taste good or to fill you up. But did you know that there are so many other ways to use watermelon? Instead of confining it to slices, why not include it in a salad, soup or dessert? Watermelon has so many uses in the food world, and we are just scratching the surface. Here are ten creative ways to eat watermelon!

1. Mixed Fruit with Lemon-Basil Dressing

This isn’t your average fruit salad! With this flavorful dressing, you simply can’t go wrong.

2. Chocolate Covered Frozen Watermelon

Looking for a quick dessert? This frozen watermelon has your name written all over it. Top with some colorful sprinkles!

3. Watermelon Frosé

This is not a drill! Watermelon Frosé does exist and can be served up in the best way possible – in a watermelon!

4. Watermelon Gazpacho

When we think of watermelon, it’s not usually in a soup! But here we are, looking at a watermelon soup recipe!

5. Blueberry Watermelon Feta Mint Salad

Need an easy salad to serve at the next family BBQ? This salad is simple and beautifully presented.

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6. Watermelon Salsa

If you’re making some nachos tonight, why not make a sweet and spicy salsa to go with it? Dig in!

7. Seared Scallops on Watermelon Salad with Sparkling Mint Vinaigrette

Do you have a special celebration coming up? Do you want to celebrate a loved one in your life? Blow them away with a decadent, gourmet meal that makes watermelon the superstar.

8. Watermelon and Feta Balsamic Pizza

I think this watermelon recipe is absolute genius. No cooking required, just toss on a combination of flavors and serve it up as a lunchtime meal or an appetizer before supper.

9. Ginger Hibiscus and Minty Watermelon Popsicles

Make some frozen treats out of your favorite hydrating fruit! Flavored with mint, ginger and hibiscus, this popsicle will be the most gourmet treat you eat all week.

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10. Watermelon Jerky

I have yet to try out watermelon jerky, but I have heard that this is the most addicting, delicious, natural treat for summer. Try it out and tell me what you think in the comments below!

Lindsay Duncan

Lindsay loves cooking fun and creative meals for friends and family. At home, you can find her trying out a new recipe found on Pinterest while trying to balance her husband's sweet tooth with her healthy eating habits. If she's not in the kitchen, you'll find Lindsay photographing people she loves and going out with friends to try the newest restaurant in her small town.

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