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Unique Uses For Watermelon: What You Can Try

Watermelon is one of the best treats you can have during the warm summer months. And as such, you may want to incorporate it into virtually every meal you eat throughout the watermelon season. In preparation for your next watermelon feast, you may find yourself on the lookout for some new and unique watermelon recipes to fill your long summer months. Luckily, there are many unique recipes out there that you may not have tried before that will take care of your watermelon craving in unique and delicious ways. All you need to do is get to know those options and give them a try the next time you have a watermelon ready to eat. 

Orzo Watermelon Salad Recipe

To make a delicious orzo (pasta) watermelon salad, all you need are the following ingredients:

  • 2 cups seedless watermelon
  • 1 cup orzo
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • 1/2 to 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Cook the orzo according to the package instructions. Dice your watermelon and chop the fresh basil. Once the orzo is cool, mix in the rest of the ingredients and serve. This cool and refreshing pasta and watermelon salad recipe will hit the spot. 

Watermelon Gazpacho Recipe

If you prefer a nice chilled soup to a salad, watermelon gazpacho is a delicious option for you. Give this recipe a try if you are in the mood for a tasty gazpacho.

  • 4 to 5 cups of watermelon cubed
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp fresh mint finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 Tbsp sugar or honey
  • plain nonfat 

In a food processor or blender, combine the first 6 ingredients. Blend the ingredients, stopping occasionally to scrape down the sides until the mixture is smooth. Place in the refrigerator for an hour or two to chill. Once cold, make yourself a bowl and add a small dollop of yogurt on top. Now you are ready to enjoy a delicious refreshing watermelon soup. 

Watermelon Ice Cream Recipe

Are you looking for a refreshing dessert that includes watermelon? You can make yourself homemade watermelon ice cream quickly and easily. 

  • 6 to 8 cups of seedless watermelon cubes or chunks
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup of milk

Puree the watermelon chunks and add all of the ingredients. Stir and mix the ingredients together until the sugar is dissolved and incorporated. Next, just place your mixture in the ice cream maker and proceed as you normally would to make homemade ice cream.

Watermelon is one of your favorite summertime treats. And now, with these easy recipes, you can incorporate watermelon into every meal and dessert. So, give these recipes a try and enjoy. 

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