Fun New Ways to Prepare Watermelon This Summer

Fun New Ways to Prepare Watermelon This Summer

If you are looking for fun and new ways to eat watermelon this summer, then you are in the right place. These are my favorite watermelon recipes and I LOVE THEM because they are all so easy to follow. As a southern Californian, I do enjoy foods with Hispanic influence. My friend from college introduced me to the last recipe and when I had my first taste of Tajin, I was hooked! So, get your kitchen gadgets ready and let’s make some delicious FOOD!

 

Water Melon Salsa

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups watermelon seedless and chopped
  • ½ red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper finely diced
  • ½ cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • Juice of one lime
  • ½ teaspoon salt

 

Instructions

In a large bowl, add the diced watermelon, red onion, jalapeño pepper, and cilantro. Drizzle the lime juice over the top of the mixture and sprinkle with salt. Toss gently to combine well. Refrigerate or serve immediately.

Notes

Leave out the jalapeño pepper for a less spicy version or use red bell pepper instead. Add a tablespoon of honey or agave for a sweeter flavor, and you can use fresh mint instead of cilantro to give it a more refreshing kick. Add in a ½ teaspoon of cumin, coriander, or chili powder for even more flavor.

 

Watermelon Popsicles

 

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of cubed watermelon
  • 1 cup of fresh strawberries
  • 1 lime
  • Popsicle molds
  • Popsicle sticks.

Instructions

Place all the ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth. Pour the watermelon into popsicle molds. When the puree is poured, add the popsicle sticks and freeze for 3-4 hours. Once frozen, they are ready to eat!

Notes

To remove the popsicles from the mold, remove the lid and run each well of the mold under cold water for a few seconds. Gently wiggle the popsicle stick side to side to help loosen the popsicle from the mold. Store frozen for up to two weeks.

 

Skewered Watermelon with Tajin

 

Ingredients

  • 1 watermelon (small)
  • 1 lime
  • ½ teaspoon of Tajin
  • 6+ skewers

Instructions

Cut the water melon in half and separate the red meat from the rind into 1” cubes.  Pierce the cubes until the skewers are full and place them on a plate. Grab your lime and cut in half and squeeze the juice over the skewered watermelon cubes. Lastly, grab your Tajin and sprinkle over your water melon skewers.

Notes

You can use as much or as little Tajin spice as you want. If you do decide to use more Tajin, you can skip out on using the lime, as Tajin already has a lot of wonderful lime flower already. You can also add Chamoy Sauce as a nice substitute if you want something more saucy and less sprinkly.

 

 

 

 

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