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9 Ways to Eat Watermelon, Because You Cannot Eat Enough Watermelon

You shouldn't hollow out a watermelon and put it on your head. You really shouldn't. (Although of course we understand why you would want to.) Here are 9 other delicious ways to enjoy summer's best fruit.

Maria Bailey and Sarah Burns

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Watermelon is THE official fruit of summer, full stop, end of story, thank you for coming to my TED talk. They’re made up of 90% water, which means they’re perfect for keeping us hydrated and refreshed on those hot summer days. And we can’t get enough of them — neither can Harry Styles, for that matter. (“Alexa, play Watermelon Sugar on repeat!”) Best of all, they’re delicious, nutritious, and can be prepared in a variety of ways! Take your love of watermelon to the next level with these new tasty ways to eat watermelon.

Watermelon Lemonade


Cooking Classy

Nothing beats a refreshing glass of fresh lemonade in the sunshine — unless, of course, you’re talking about a glass of watermelon lemonade, your new favorite summer drink! Watermelon and lemon pair so wonderfully together, it’s a bit of a no-brainer that these two flavors would be a match made in heaven. Try out this watermelon lemonade recipe from Cooking Classy and discover the perfect thirst slayer! 

Watermelon Key Lime Slushie

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While we’re on the topic of beverages, we can’t fail to mention perhaps the most refreshing watermelon drink of ALL: a watermelon slushy! Add lime to your beverage and you have yourself the perfect combination of sweet and sour for the ultimate summer drink. Get that blender going because this recipe will see you receiving plenty of drink requests!

Watermelon Kiwi Popsicles

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The View From Great Island

Bust out some watermelon kiwi popsicles during your next outside summer hang, and you’ll be everyone’s hero. Fresh fruit pops in the sunshine are always a guaranteed hit, making for a refreshing and sweet but healthy treat everyone will love! Better yet, they’re simple and easy to make, so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time in the sunshine with the fam! 

Watermelon Yogurt Pops


Chocolate Moosey

For a creamier take on the delicious treat, just add yogurt to your watermelon popsicles. Made with just four ingredients, this recipe from Chocolate Moosey requires minimum effort for maximum amounts for deliciousness! 

Watermelon Salsa

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No party spread is complete without chips and salsa, but watermelon salsa is the salsa we didn’t know we needed! Lay off the tomatoes and throw watermelon into the mix for a fun and sweeter take on the classic recipe

Watermelon Pizza



Who wants a slice? A slice of watermelon that is! We think watermelon pizza is, well, genius, complete with delicious “pizza” toppings for a refreshing summer snack. If you think pepperoni and watermelon is an odd pairing … you are correct! This recipe calls for fruit toppings instead, and we’re here for it! 

Watermelon Salad



Pepperoni might not pair well with watermelon, but do you know which pizza topping does? Cheese — of the feta variety! Sweet watermelon and salty feta is the ultimate winner for simple summer recipes and a tasty salad recipe we can get behind! 

Watermelon Stars



Science says pretty food tastes better — not that we needed an excuse to create watermelon stars with a blueberry center! This summer snack is a treat for the eyes and the tastebuds, so who can argue with that?

Grilled Watermelon



Summer means sunshine and barbecues — lots of barbecues. And burgers, hot dogs, and veggies aren’t the only items that are perfect for grilling. While watermelon might not be the first thing you think of placing on the grill, it actually makes for a delicious summer side. Sizzle a few slices to get and smoky flavor and top with chili lime seasoning following this recipe to awaken your tastebuds!