We are just so in love with watermelon! It’s flavorful, it’s healthy, it’s refreshing, it’s affordable, and most of all the kids can’t get enough of it! Here are some must-try watermelon recipes that will earn you kudos from everyone at your next picnic.
Varying amount seedless watermelon, cut into 1″ cubes
1 package fresh, washed blackberries
1 angel food cake, cut into 1″ cubes (white part only)
12 wooden skewers
varying dips of your choice
- To create an American flag, thread 5 blackberries on 5 skewers, followed by alternating cake and watermelon cubes.
- On the other skewers, alternate watermelon and cake, so that the first and last cubes are both watermelon. The fruit and cake will create stripes when lined properly with red strips at the top and bottom.
- Optional: serve with red, white and blue yogurt dips or try chocolate, caramel or marshmallow for a super sweet tooth.
Kid’s Watermelon Strawberry Shake or Popsicle
8 ounces lemon nonfat yogurt
2 cups cubed, seedless watermelon
1 pint fresh strawberries, cleaned and hulled
1 medium banana, peeled and sliced
Small paper cups or popsicle molds
- In blender, mix yogurt, watermelon, strawberries and banana until smooth and frothy. Serves as a shake or continue to next step for popsicles.
- Pour mixture into small paper cups or possible molds. Freeze, inserting popsicle sticks or plastic spoons when mixture is partially frozen.
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Watermelon Shark Attack
1 oblong, seeded watermelon
Dry erase marker
Smaller utility knife
Paring knife (you can use the tip of a vegetable peeler)
2 large marbles
Toothpicks or wooden skewers
Swedish fish candies for garnish
- Wash and dry the watermelon.
- Cut off 1/3 of the watermelon at a diagonal angle.
- Stand the remaining 2/3 upright on your work surface and use a dry erase marker to draw the mouth line and eye sockets.
- Cut out the mouth. Trim back a ½” line of the green part of the rind for the teeth area.
- Use a large spoon to scoop out the watermelon flesh, leaving 3″ intact at the base.
- Cut out the teeth, using a smaller utility knife. Use melon baller to cut out the eye sockets that match the size of large marbles. Then use a paring knife to trim the green area around the eyes. Insert marbles.
- Use the carved out rind from the mouth to make the dorsal fin, shape as shown in the picture. Attach the fin using toothpicks.
- Fill the mouth with triangle shapes of watermelon, accented with Swedish fish.
All recipes and images from watermelon.org. Visit the website for instructional videos on these and other delicious watermelon recipes!