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3 Summer-Ready Watermelon Recipes

Summer is a great time to come together and enjoy the lovely weather. Coincidentally, the start of summer falls on the same month as the National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month! What a perfect time to whip up summer-ready, fruity treats the whole family will love.


4-Ingredient Watermelon Sorbet Recipe (Cincy Shopper)

Watermelon is mostly composed of water, so this recipe will not only hydrate the body, but will also help cool you down amid the summer heat. This 4-Ingredient Watermelon Sorbet Recipe from Cincy Shopper is a spectacular and incredibly simple sorbet you can make any time of the week.

"If you are looking for a refreshing dessert for this summer this Easy 4 Ingredient Watermelon Sorbet recipe is the answer." 


  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • 8 cup Seedless Watermelon
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice

via 4-Ingredient Watermelon Sorbet Recipe (Cincy Shopper)


Watermelon Salsa Recipe (The Gunny Sack)

Trying to shed off a few pounds to get into shape and fit right in that gorgeous swimsuit you bought for summer? Make this yummy Watermelon Salsa Recipe from The Gunny Sack along with some light protein like baked chicken or fish. It's filling, healthy, and definitely delicious! 

"The watermelon salsa recipe is so fun when served from a watermelon bowl at parties! It is delicious with chips or on top of grilled chicken or salmon."


  • 1 personal size watermelon 1 cup of diced watermelon and the watermelon bowl, needed for recipe
  • 1 cup diced cucumbers
  • 1 cup diced peppers any combination of green, orange, yellow or red peppers
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp chopped jalapenos optional, add only if you want more heat
  • Salt and black pepper

via Watermelon Salsa Recipe (The Gunny Sack)


Watermelon Lemonade (Dessert Now Dinner Later)

Summer can bring days of sweltering heat when a glass (or pitcher) of lemonade would always offer a simple but much-needed refuge. Instead of your regular lemonade, try making this Watermelon Lemonade from Dessert Now Dinner Later - a fruitier and more fun version that always hits the spot! 

"Bad watermelon? Don’t throw it out! Make watermelon lemonade with this easy, 3-ingredient recipe!"


  • 5 to 6 cups cubed, seedless watermelon
  • 4 cups COLD water
  • 1 cup Country Time Lemonade dry mix
  • Ice cubes

via Watermelon Lemonade (Dessert Now Dinner Later)


Ludy's Kitchen Cooking Tip: 

Clueless about how to shop for watermelon? Choose one that doesn't have bruises or cracks, and feels heavy for its size. 

Make cooking a lot easier and more enjoyable by using good quality silicone baking mats. Not only are silicone mats sturdy and durable. Because they're non-stick, you can also cut your clean-up time in half.

1 comment

Jun 24, 2018 • Posted by Bev Hoffman-Rush

Love good drinks like these.

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