15 Refreshing Ways To Use Watermelon This Summer

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Ingenious flavor combos make watermelon a useful ingredient to keep around this summer.

1. Watermelon Keg

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Use the watermelon insides, and then save the outside to hold beverages for your next party!

2. Beef and Watermelon Stir Fry

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We were floored when we saw this recipe, too. We’d never EVER heard of using watermelon with beef in a stir fry. Life changing.

3. Watermelon Coconut Breakfast Shake

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A simple blend of ingredients to use up watermelon.

4. Watermelon Red Onion Salad

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Yes, we know it sounds sketchy. Really, we do. But it isn’t! Oh, goodness, is it ever delicious! Be skeptical, that’s alright. As long as you try it. You won’t be disappointed.

5. Havarti and Chicken Stacked Watermelon

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This appetizer has perfect presentation, and is perfect for those fancy parties you plan to host this summer.

6. Watermelon Margarita

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Nothing says summer like a margarita…and adding watermelon just makes it that much more fresh!

7. Watermelon Sorbet

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With just a few ingredients, you can make a really healthy and refreshing dessert!

8. Watermelon Peach Salsa

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This tangy sweet salsa is a great variation on traditional fruit salsas.

9. Watermelon Pancakes

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This recipe looks like it uses some hard-to-come-by ingredients, but don’t be fooled! Jaggery can be substituted for brown sugar, and then you have a pretty basic pancake recipe with super fresh watermelon flavor! And this is a way you can use the white flesh of the watermelon that is typically thrown out.

10. Summer Shrimp Salad

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Watermelon can be used in savory dishes, too. This shrimp salad is perfect proof of how refreshing it can be when combined with the right flavors!

11. Watermelon Feta Bruschetta

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Another appetizer option that looks beautiful and tastes great!

12. Watermelon Dippers

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This might be cheating a little, because no recipe is really involved (except for the dip). But we’d never thought of creating snack sticks out of watermelon. Mind…blown!

13. Chilled Watermelon Soup

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A cold soup can be very refreshing on hot days, and watermelon is the perfect ingredient for it!

14. Watermelon Cake

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Skip the heavy, dense desserts this summer and create a watermelon cake! It’s really simple, and bound to please everyone!

15. Watermelon Goat Cheese Bites

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Another simple appetizer with a few simple ingredients that utilizes watermelon in a unique way. This is sure to be a favorite!

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