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9 Awesome Ways to Use Watermelon

Watermelon is as intimidating as it is delicious. It’s the ultimate summer fruit, yet its refreshing charm can be diluted by the sheer obstacle of dealing with one. Lugging it, chopping it, storing it — it’s so daunting. 

The hulking melon, like most things in life, is always scarier before you dig in. Quarter it, put your apprehensions aside, and consider your options. These nine recipes make such quick use of a watermelon, you might even want to buy two. 

Louisa Shafia’s Watermelon, Mint, and Cider Vinegar Tonic by Genius Recipes 

9 Awesome Ways to Use Watermelon

Watermelon Tomato Salad with Cumin and Fennel by Amanda Hesser

Watermelon Tomato Salad with Cumin and Fennel

Braised Pork Belly Tacos with Watermelon, Jicama, and Jalapeño Salsa by a la Alison 

Braised Pork Belly Tacos with Watermelon, Jicama & Jalapeño Salsa

Watermelon Paloma by Merrill Stubbs

Watermelon Paloma

Watermelon, Tomato, and Four-Herb Salad by EmilyC

Watermelon, Tomato, and Four-Herb Salad

Spicy, Savory & Sweet Watermelon Rind Pickles by Nancy Manlove

Spicy, Savory & Sweet Watermelon Rind Pickles

Watermelonade by Merrill Stubbs 

Watermelonade


Grilled Watermelon by Sodium Girl

Grilled Watermelon

Watermelon and Goat Cheese Salad with a Verbena Infused Vinagrette by loli

Watermelon and Goat Cheese Salad with a Verbena Infused Vinagrette