5 Surprising Ways To Eat Watermelon

The worst part about living in a big city is that come summertime I have to lug a big ol’ watermelon a few blocks to my apartment. Yes, I’m that girl who uses a watermelon to work her biceps while walking home from the market. And truth be told, I’m just one of many people who loves watermelon season (aka summer). 

But if you’re anything like me, you know that eating watermelon can get boring. It’s the same day after day (yes, I eat it every single day and so should you). While watermelon is great on it’s own, if you’re going to put in the muscle to bring it home, then it’s time you explore different ways to make this fruit even tastier. Sweet or savory — the choice is yours.

Here are 5 delicious recipes that will satisfy all of your watermelon wants and needs: 

The Everything Summer Salad 
You name it, this recipe has it. While watermelon is the focal point (obviously), this salad also shows off summer’s hottest produce including corn and cucumbers. With the help of homemade avocado vinaigrette, this salad is light, refreshing and an all-around stunner. Take our word for it: The colors will pop in pictures — and real life. 

2-Ingredient Watermelon Sorbet 
The less mess, the better — right? With just two ingredients (yes, two!), you can create a tasty post-dinner treat. Since the watermelon chunks have to be frozen, this recipe takes a little more prep time than others but hey, good things come to those who wait! 

Sesame and Soy Watermelon Poke 
Trade out your chicken and fish for watermelon this summer. Marinade and season just as you would with meat but instead let watermelon be the main course. It may be a shock at first but the caramelized watermelon will definitely steal some hearts. 

Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Watermelon
You heard it here, folks: It tastes just as good as it sounds. While dark chocolate and watermelon might sound like an odd combination at first, the mix of flavors is incredibly delicious. Plus, the pinch of sea salt really makes this treat drool-worthy. 

Watermelon Coconut Milkshake 
We’re coco-crazy for this recipe! With one sip, you’ll feel like you’ve left the hustle and bustle for a relaxing tropical vacation — or at least that’s what we hope. Because of the coconut milk, this recipe is also perfect for our non-dairy friends. 

Amanda Garrity is a commerce editor and content producer living in New York City. She finds every excuse to go on an adventure, whether it's in her own backyard or across the country. She enjoys hiking, pretending she's a prima ballerina and drinking an abundant amount of coffee. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.