Wonderful Watermelon Recipes for Summer

Words: Emma Nkunzana

With only a month and a bit left of summer, it’s time we start squeezing every bit of summery-related goodness out of life, and nothing says summer quite like the watermelon. These are our favourite watermelon recipes and some reasons why we love this pretty pink and green fruit. watermelon recipes

Did you know…

>> Watermelon gets it’s deep red colouring from the phytonutrient lycopene, just like tomatoes do. This nutrient is actually found in higher quantities in watermelons.

>> The riper and redder your watermelon, the higher the levels of antioxidants and amino acids.

>> The whole of your watermelon is edible! In fact the white bits close to the rind are pretty nutrition dense. And don’t even think about spitting out those pips – swallow them or lightly roast for a snack. Lastly, if you aren’t already doing so – be sure to pickle those rinds.

Wonderful Watermelon Recipes

watermelon recipes Watermelon & Coconut Vodka Motjo
Watermelon Recipes Watermelon and Coconut Cocktail

Watermelon & Coconut Mojito

We’ll drink to this tropical flavour explosion, perfect for those poolside days.

Recipe for Watermelon & Coconut Mojito

Watermelon Crowd Pleaser Cocktail

Need to impress some guests in a hurry? Bookmark this recipe.

Recipe for Watermelon Crowd Pleaser Cocktail

Watermelon labneh Salad with Granola
Watermelon Recipes Charred Watermelon Bocconcini

Watermelon Labneh Salad with Granola & Mint

A salad that can easily be eaten for breakfast and will keep you going strong!

Recipe for Watermelon Labneh Salad

Charred Watermelon Bocconcini Salad

Charring watermelon on a griddle pan not only gives you the opportunity to score some presentation points but it also neutralises some of the intense sweetness.

Recipe for Charred Watermelon Bocconcini Salad

watermelon recipes watermelon salad with pickled red onions
watermelon recipes oysters with pickled watermelon wasabi emulsion

Watermelon Salad with Pickled Red Onions & Marinated Feta

It’s no secret that the sweetness of watermelon pairs wonderfully well with contrasting flavours like tangy pickled onions, marinated feta and radish in this salad.

Recipe for Watermelon Salad with Pickled Red Onions & Marinated Feta

Oysters with Pickled Watermelon Wasabi Emulsion

Finally, a recipe for your watermelon rind created by the talented chef Arno Janse.

Recipe for Oysters with Pickled Watermelon

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watermelon recipes watermelon lollies

Watermelon Maasbanker Bokkom Salad

This recipe makes use of the wonderful flavours of the West Coast, perfect for your next vacation.

Recipe for Watermelon Maasbanker Bokkom Salad

Watermelon Refresher Lollies

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any fresher, we go and do watermelon lollies!

Recipe for Watermelon Lollies

Want to know what fruit is in season when? Check out our seasonal fruit and vegetable guide.

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