Top Rated Watermelon Recipes

Coriander is renowned for its anti-chelating properties. Heavy metals, like lead and mercury, bind to this powerful little herb and then the body is able to flush them out of your system. Super-hydrating watermelon is rich in vitamins A and C as well as lycopene. It has an alkalizing effect on the body, which is good for detoxing, and helps to flush the colon, kidneys, and liver. Dr. Ariel Policano writes that watermelon aids the liver in processing ammonia and converting it into urea so that it can be safely excreted from the body. The watermelon rind is an excellent source of chlorophyll, vitamin B6, and citrulline. Evidence in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture (03/2011) suggests that the citrulline in watermelon rinds gives it an antioxidant effect, which reduces free-radical damage. Cucumber also contains citrulline and is an excellent food for hydration. While all that is good and healthy, I just love how light and refreshing this juice is — slightly herbal and slightly sweet.
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The watermelon flavor is subtle, and the lime is a zingy, refreshing complement, making this the best picnic milkshake ever. Try to find the ripest, juiciest, and sweetest watermelon around. If you are using a watermelon with seeds, try to pick out most of them, but leaving a few is OK; they will get chopped up and lend a pretty, black speckle to the shake. Excerpted from Malts & Milkshakes, by Autumn Martin (St. Martin's Press, 2013)
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Watermelon Sparkler
Done cutting your watermelon and wondering what to do with all of the juice? Look no further than Tikkido's Watermelon Sparkler! For kids, mix the juice with sparkling water or diet lemon-lime soda. For adults, use prosecco. Top the beautiful pink drink with a paper umbrella, or throw in some ice cubes with frozen berries inside for beautiful presentation. For a crowd, just blend up the watermelon itself, straining the liquid through a fine mesh strainer.
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Watermelon Granita
This icy treat makes the most of rich ripe watermelon. Melons can vary in flavor quite a bit, so taste the mixture before freezing and add more honey or lime if desired. Click here to see In Season: Watermelon Galore!
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Watermelon Rum Soda
Have a bunch of watermelon and mason jars laying around? The Watermelon Rum Soda recipe makes for the perfect afternoon cocktail, as well as a snack! Fill up mason jars with fresh watermelon chunks and pour the mixture of rum, watermelon Schnapps, lemon juice, and club soda over. Drink and eat up!
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Become the hostess with the mostest by serving a signature cocktail at your Memorial Day gathering. This watermelon margarita recipe is perfect for cooling down on Memorial Day weekend and all summer long. Read more about the Best Cocktails for Memorial Day.
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Grilled Watermelon and Manouri
This dish can be prepared on the grill or in a very well-seasoned, ridged cast-iron grill pan. Just make sure the cheese is very cold and very firm. Manouri is a unique, semi-soft Greek cheese, but if you can’t find it, substitute a block of good Greek feta. See all feta recipes. Click here to see 9 Cool and Creative Ways to Cook with Watermelon.
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Hot sauce in cocktails is nothing new — we’ve all had our share of Sunday brunch Bloody Mary experiences — but that’s just tip of the celery stalk. Hot sauces of all kinds, from Tabasco to Sriracha, mix beautifully into any number of different drinks. Make up a pitcher of Watermelon Sriracha Sangria for your next pool party, and see for yourself.
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Watermelon Sorbetto
I wouldn't dream of visiting the vast Central Market in Florence without my friend, Judy Witts, known throughout town as the Divina Cucina. With Judy as my guide, butchers and cheese merchants greet us like given-up-for-lost family members, and everywhere we turn another oversized platter appears, heaped with Tuscan delights: sheep's-milk pecorino, candied fruits spiced with mustard seeds, fresh raspberries dotted with syrupy balsamic vinegar, and, gulp, juicy tripe sandwiches (which I haven't built up the courage to try). And because we're in Italy, it all ends with shots of grappa taken straight from little glass vials, obbligatorio after all that sampling. This sorbetto is adapted from Judy's recipe. One of her favorite parts is the little chocolate "seeds" it contains. Since watermelons have a lot of water, take the sorbetto out of the freezer long enough ahead of serving to make it scoopable, five to 10 minutes. To pass the time, serve shots of grappa, and if there's any left by serving time, splash some over the sorbetto, too. *This sorbetto makes excellent watermelon popsicles as pictured. Simply pour the mixture into plastic popsicle molds and freeze until very firm. Click here to see 9 Cool and Creative Ways to Cook with Watermelon.
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Watermelon Lemonade
This beautifully colored sipper elevates your neighborhood lemonade stand. Be sure to taste the watermelon first. If it's very sweet, reduce the sugar. Offer some refreshment to the planet and economy by going organic and local when you can. Click here to see In Season: Watermelon Galore!
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Watermelon-Tomato Gazpacho
This soup is sweet and savory; it's the perfect cold meal for a summer evening. Make sure to serve it well chilled.
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We're getting more and more excited for summer, so we can't wait to muddle some watermelon in our cocktails. This cocktail comes from Galli restaurant in New York City.
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