If you’re tired of serving watermelon the same way at every summer barbecue, then you’ll want to try one of these creative ways to make watermelon the hit at your next one:
1. Gazpacho. Gazpacho is a cold soup, and you’ve probably had tomato gazpacho. While tomato gazpacho is delicious, try swapping out the tomato for watermelon. Watermelon gazpacho is sweet and savory, like this one with cucumbers, bell peppers, shallots, and basil.
2. Salsa. You probably wouldn’t think watermelon would be a perfect fit for salsa, but it is! Similar to mango salsa, the sweetness of the watermelon works well with the heat of jalapeno peppers, and the bite of red sweet onion in this recipe. Serve the salsa with warmed blue corn tortilla chips.
3. Lemonade. It seems you can make lemonade with any kind of fruit (blueberry and mango are amazing) and watermelon is just one more fruit that complements lemon. Watermelon’s bright pink color and sweetness mixed with the punch and pucker of lemon will leave your guests feeling satisfied with every sip. Here’s a good recipe.