Wonderful Watermelon Recipes for Summer
With only a couple of months left of summer, it’s time we start squeezing every bit of summery-related goodness out of life, and nothing says ‘summer’ quite like watermelon. These are our favourite watermelon recipes, and some reasons why we love this pretty pink and green fruit.
Did you know…
>> Watermelon gets its 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/amino acids.
>> Every part of watermelon is edible! In fact the white bits close to the rind are pretty nutrient-dense. 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
Oysters with Watermelon & Lime Granita
Freshly shucked oysters paired with a refreshing and zesty granita – what more could you want?
Recipe for Oysters with Watermelon & Lime Granita
Cherry Tomato & Watermelon Gazpacho
Gazpacho is the perfect summer meal. We’ve filled ours with the goodness of cherry tomatoes and watermelon.
Recipe for Cherry Tomato & Watermelon Gazpacho
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 & 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 also neutralises some of the intense sweetness.
Recipe for Charred Watermelon Bocconcini Salad
Watermelon Salad with Pickled Red Onions & Marinated Feta
It’s no secret that the sweetness of watermelon pairs 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
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 summer couldn’t get any fresher, we go and make 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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