10 Watermelon Cooking Ideas for Your Summer

Watermelon Cooking Ideas

  1. When you bring your watermelon home immediately slice it up into triangular pieces, small enough for little hands. Divide them up into storage containers and place them in the fridge for easy access. Make it easy for snacking on and serving. I know if something is in sight and easily accessible my family will eat it up. On the other hand, if it takes a lot of work or is out of sight they won’t touch it. Obviously you will want to take out the seeds first, before storing it for the smaller kids. 

  2. For a beautiful side dish on your table with a watermelon. Here are some watermelon fruit bowl ideas.

  3. For the more creative readers, create shapes out of the watermelon like fish and cars. A great site to learn how to make shapes out of watermelon is the National Watermelon Promotion Board. (https://www.watermelon.org)

  4. Watermelon Slushie 
  5. For breakfast, dice up some seeded watermelon; layer with banana slices, apples, oranges or other fruit of your liking. Add some yogurt and granola for a tasty and healthy morning starter.

  6. A fun appetizer is to make watermelon checkers. Cut equal sizes of 1/2 inch thick squares of watermelon and your favorite cheese. Layout like a checkerboard, alternating watermelon and cheese. Cut small circles of the watermelon and cheese to use as checkers. What a fun creative appetizer to serve at any summer outing.

  7. Frosted Watermelon. Use your favorite cookie cutters to cut out cookie-like shapes from the watermelon. Frost with flavored yogurt and sprinkle with granola. You can also use classic watermelon wedges instead of cookie shapes.

  8. More Watermelon Recipes and Facts here

  9. Watermelon Popsicles

  10. Watermelon Cones- make a fun and easy fruity snack for kids.

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