Fruits and Veggies: avocado, lemon, lime, red onion, berries, coconut, jalapeño, other melons, lettuce, corn
Herbs & Spices: mint, chili pepper, salt, ginger
Savoury: pork, chicken, white fish, beans and pulses, shrimp, balsamic vinegar
Dairy: goat cheese, feta cheese, old cheddar
Other: almonds, pecans, maple syrup, grains
Watermelon wedges are delicious on their own, but if you want to try something new, try dipping the watermelon wedges in chili salt!
Watermelon carvings are fun way to use watermelon! You can get as creative as you want with this easy-to-shape fruit.
If you’re not feeling artistic, you can still make a beautiful presentation with watermelon by using it as a bowl. Carefully scoop out the melon from one half of a watermelon and use this as a bowl. Before you fill it up, cut a small slice off the bottom of the “bowl” to keep it flat and level. Add cantaloupe, honeydew and watermelon balls to the bowl for a fun presentation. Toss in some berries, almonds, or even coconut flakes for a colourful, healthy and tasty salad.
Try grilling your watermelon! The heat caramelizes the natural sugars in watermelon, which adds complexity to the flavour.
Another refreshing way to use watermelon is to blend it an Agua Fresca, with a little lime juice and liquid sweetener. You can serve it over ice on its own or even turn it into a cocktail or spiked watermelon balls for the adults.
For more delicious ideas on how to enjoy this fruit, check out 15 Ways to Refresh with Watermelon.
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