Ah summer, I love it so much.  One thing that I love about summer is watermelon.  I don’t think about it for the rest of the year, but when it is hot enough, it is one thing that is always on the crave list. I love to just eat it plain, but there are so many other, easy, fun things to do with it.

These days the powers that be have engineered watermelons to a manageable size (and the seedless part sure is nice too).  But what are you going to do when you ask your husband to pick up a very small watermelon and he comes home with a basketball?

Watermelon and cucumber salad

  • Watermelon (cubed)
  • Cucumber (try to get it roughly the same size as the watermelon)
  • Lime juice
  • Fresh mint
  • Feta

Toss together and serve.

Watermelon water

You can buy bottles of delicious watermelon water at the store if you’re thirsty RIGHT NOW.  But if you have enough time to chop up a watermelon, you can make your own at home.  Just fill your blender with watermelon bits (no need to worry about nicely chopping it) and blend it up.  Yum!

Watermelon margaritas

Since you already have a blender-full of watermelon water, why not put it to good use and make up a batch of margaritas?

  • Blended watermelon water
  • Trader Joe’s Jalapeño Limeade
  • Tequila (I like silver)

Give it another whirl in the blender and serve over ice.

*note: I may have been testing this recipe before writing this post, hence the lack of measurements (just use your own best judgement, it will be fine!).

One thing that I haven’t tried yet, but it is on the list is:

Watermelon Sorbet

  • Watermelon
  • Sweetened condensed milk

Blend. Pour concoction into the ice cream maker.

When I was growing up, I used to make watermelon sorbet with watermelon and I think simple syrup in the ice cream maker.  It was so delicious served with a sprig of fresh mint on top!

What do you like to do with watermelon?

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