How to Eat Nothing But Watermelon for the Rest of the Summer

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Summer is the season of watermelon. So if your goal is to eat as much of it as possible while it's around, we have watermelon recipes to take you through every part of the meal (and snack time, too!).

Dessert: Watermelon Sorbet

On your quest to eat nothing but watermelon for the summer, start with dessert first. Serve this easy 5-ingredient sorbet recipe in a hollowed-out watermelon bowl for a totally Instagram-worthy summer treat.

Dessert: Sweet Cream-Topped Watermelon

Sour cream? On watermelon? With brown sugar? Trust us. It’s amazing. Plus, with only three ingredients and 70 calories, it’s bound to top your list of new favorite summer desserts.

Dessert: Melon-Fresh Herb Sorbet

Do as Baker's Royale blogger Naomi Robinson does -- whip out your trusty blender and toss in 4 cups of watermelon and your favorite summer herbs. A touch of lime and honey brightens up this low-cal sorbet that's prepped in minutes. The hardest thing is waiting for it to freeze.

Dessert: Watermelon Sherbet Shake

The tastiest way to shake up your watermelon routine? You're looking at it. Sweetened condensed milk, plus a dash of lemon juice, gives this easy watermelon recipe its creamy texture and bright flavor.

Main Dish: Homemade Gyros with Watermelon-Feta Salad

Summer salad BFFs watermelon, mint, and feta team up to bring a refreshing burst of flavor to our killer homemade lamb and bacon gyros. Look out, corner kabob shop: You have competition!

Main Dish: Watermelon Gazpacho

Everyone’s favorite summer soup gets a splash of unexpected deliciousness, thanks to a sweet hint of watermelon and fresh sprig of dill. Plus, this cool summer dinner is ready in just 20 minutes.

Main Dish: Grilled Chicken with Watermelon Glaze

You're gonna love this summery version of sweet and spicy chicken, a takeout staple. A simple watermelon glaze made with apple jelly and a touch of hot sauce packs just the right bite. Never butterflied a chicken? It's easier than it looks and will totally impress the neighbors at your next cookout.

Main Dish: Pork Tacos with Spicy Watermelon Salsa

Try this new cast of delicious characters: pepper, watermelon, and cilantro salsa with fall-off-the-bone chili-rubbed pork ribs. Wrap it all up in a warm corn tortilla. It’s how taco night got its groove back.

Side Dish: Caprese Watermelon Salad

Bring a touch of Italy to the dinner table with juicy watermelon, a few basil leaves, a drizzle of balsamic, and fresh mozzarella. Use all that time you saved to savor the delicious simplicity of this bella watermelon salad recipe.

Side Dish: Triple-Ruby Relish

Looking for a zippy summer salad? A quick mix of radish, strawberry, and watermelon is sure to liven up any buffet table. A hint of balsamic gives it a savory kick, while mint complements the fresh summer flavors. Serve it on its own or as a relish with grilled chicken or fish.

Side Dish: Tomatillo-Watermelon Salad

Give your watermelon a South-of-the-Border makeover with a little help from avocado, tomatillos, and a handful of queso. Jalapenos bring the pep, while mint and cilantro round out this super fresh summer side dish.

Snack: Watermelon Salsa

Calling all foodies! Watermelon is the trend in tasty summer snacking. This salsa has just three ingredients, comes together in 15 minutes, and tastes amazing on everything.

Snack: Watermelon Bites

Stack up this tasty appetizer idea that The Forest Feast’s Erin Gleeson calls "summer in a bite." Just cube watermelon, skewer on some feta and mint, and you’re done. Now get back to enjoying the party.

Snack: Watermelon Margarita Pops

Nostalgic for frozen treats on a stick? Whip up a batch of our tequila-spiked watermelon margarita pops, and don’t forget to top them off with a sprinkle of salt and a touch of orange zest. See? Adulthood isn't so bad.

Snack: Grilled Watermelon with White Cheddar

If you’ve never tried grilled watermelon, you’re in for a treat. Top it with some shredded white cheddar, Marcona almonds, and a sprig of rosemary for a sophisticated cookout snack.

Drink: Watermelon Margaritas

As if the refreshing combo of juicy watermelon and tangy tequila weren’t enough, The Forest Feast’s Erin Gleeson introduces you to the summer hack of all summer hacks -- watermelon ice cubes. Just freeze watermelon cubes for 2 hours on waxed paper and prepare to try them in your ice-cold summer drinks.

Drink: Watermelon-Honey Spritzer

Our fizzy spritzer is loaded with fresh watermelon, a touch of honey, and just a hint of lime. It’s perfect for your next outdoor party, and sure to be a favorite in your summer drink recipe rotation.

Drink: Cucumber-Watermelon Sangria

The best part about sangria? Anything goes! Jessica Merchant of How Sweet It Is lives life on the wild side by adding watermelon juice and chunks of fresh watermelon to this Sauvignon Blanc-spiked sangria.

Drink: Pink Power Smoothies

At first sip, this easy smoothie recipe tastes like any other berry-delicious drink. But it’s hiding pureed cauliflower and a whole lotta watermelon. Drinking healthy never tasted so good.

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