Put It in a Watermelon: 10 Recipes That Can Be Served In a Watermelon Half

Serve your watermelon recipes in the watermelon itself

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Put It in a Watermelon: 10 Recipes That Can Be Served In a Watermelon Half

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Watermelon is a juicy fruit that is popular in the summer months — it will keep you refreshed at any gathering. Buy a few watermelons for your next backyard festivities and make a few refreshing recipes that range from drinks to appetizers.

Watermelon Rum Soda

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If you’re having an intimate gathering at your home, this is the perfect drink to serve. Just put this Watermelon Rum Soda in a watermelon half, add a few straws, and encourage everyone to share. 

Watermelon and Strawberry Salad with Chile Vinaigrette

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Why limit yourself to watermelon? Other fruits are welcome, too. Make a strawberry and watermelon salad to put in a watermelon half for a delicious appetizer. 

Watermelon Lemonade

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Plain lemonade is a tad boring. At your next backyard gathering, make this simple watermelon lemonade with only five ingredients. And don’t forget to serve it in a watermelon for that extra wow factor. 

Ginger Cherry, Berry, & Watermelon Daiquiri

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Daiquiris don’t always have to be strawberry. This recipe has fresh watermelon, cherries, raspberry fruit spread, and ginger to pack a punch. Everyone at your next gathering will ask for this recipe. 

Spiked Watermelon Balls

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Watermelon balls are refreshing and sweet all on their own, but when you spike them with rum and lime, it takes it to a whole new level. To top it off, serve them right inside the watermelon half you scooped them from. Great presentation and great flavors are all you ever need. 

Watermelon Granita

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During those hot summer days, you want something to cool you down. Try this Watermelon Granita recipe — we're sure it won’t disappoint. 

Watermelon Gazpacho

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Try this cool and refreshing Watermelon Gazpacho at your next dinner party. It's a chilled soup that's both sweet and savory — which is great for summer nights. For presentation, set it in the middle of the table inside a watermelon half.

Refreshing Watermelon Salad

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Nothing is more refreshing than a salad that has the word “refreshing” in the title. Try this watermelon salad with mint, feta, cucumbers, watermelon, and balsamic vinaigrette.

Banana Watermelon Smoothie with Honey

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Smoothies are easy to whip up. If you’re looking for a refreshing non-alcoholic drink for your next party, look no further. This smoothie only has four ingredients and will take a matter of minutes to create. If you want, make the smoothie in the morning and let it chill all day until your guests arrive. 

Watermelon Kale Salad

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You have an amazing recipe — now all you need is a great presentation. Why not serve your next salad inside a watermelon half? Set a pair of tongs right next to it and have everyone serve themselves.