Watermelon is the ultimate summertime fruit. It reigns at picnics, is a great fruit to take to summer outings, and since summer will be over in a blink of an eye, there are some creative ways that you would never think of, to use watermelon. From desserts to savory dinners, this fruit has much more to offer than you think. One of the great things about watermelon is that though it does have a lot of flavor, its flavor is neutral enough that it can go with many other ingredients. From soups to sauces, we will show you a gallery of recipes that will make you think of watermelon in a new light. Summer recipes are plentiful but most fruit recipes are salads or drinks. Some of what we offer here can be made for filling lunches and dinners and watermelon is practically at 0 calories as well, so it makes a great ingredient for low-calorie desserts.
1. Sweet and Spicy Watermelon Curry
This recipe is gluten-free and quick and easy. It is also a no-waste recipe because it uses all of the watermelon.
2. Chilled Sweet Corn Soup
A watermelon soup can be delightful on hot days. It can easily be served at room temperature or chilled. This recipe is simple and delicious.
3. Watermelon Doughnuts
You can’t have a list of watermelon recipes without having a dessert. Watermelon doughnuts are light and fluffy, plus a vibrant pink to mimic the fruit. They are great for a summertime BBQ.
4. Watermelon and Baked Tofu Salad
This recipe is a flavorful summer salad with baked or fried tofu. The freshness of the watermelon cuts through the richness of the tofu perfectly. It is made with a basil-lime dressing.
5. Watermelon Tartare
A watermelon tartare will remind you of the savory version usually made with raw or very rare steak. Since a lot of people have a difficult time with raw meat, this is perfect for a summertime cocktail party.
6. Watermelon Banana Ice Cream
Two flavors that go perfectly together are watermelon’s freshness and banana’s rich and creamy flavor. This recipe of a watermelon and banana ice cream is genius for picnics, and after-dinner desserts. You can top this dessert with nuts or toppings of your choice.
7. Watermelon Gazpacho with Beet Noodles
This gazpacho is a refreshing new twist on the original recipe. With beet noodles added, you get a delicious and savory flavor added to the watermelon’s slight sweetness. You can make it thick or more like a soup. It is delectable either way.
8.Summer Watermelon Salad
Salads are great for hot days when no one feels like turning on the oven. This wonderful summer watermelon salad is great for the remainder of the summer or as an appetizer through Fall. Top with chia seeds if you like them or any crunchy seeds of your choice.
9. Watermelon Sashimi
If you like sushi, you’ll love this recipe. It is sashimi made with watermelon and rings of jalapeno, perfect food combination, cool and spicy. Put in the freezer for a colder treat at the end of a hot day or make these as the star of your next cocktail party.