Biting into a slice of sweet, juicy watermelon is one of the most satisfying feelings you can experience on a hot day. And these simple watermelon recipes prove the fruit is also a versatile, superstar ingredient in the kitchen.
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This is all great news since watermelon’s health benefits extend way beyond hydration. It contains more potassium than bananas (hello, electrolytes!), plenty of cancer-fighting lycopene, and compounds that may even boost your sex life (yes, please).
Ready to taste sweet summer bliss? Grab a sharp knife and crack open a watermelon—and get cooking.
12 Simple Watermelon Recipes You’ll Love
1. Watermelon Gazpacho, Love & Lemons
2. Watermelon Cucumber Smoothie, Nutritious Life
3. Watermelon, Cucumber, and Goat Cheese Bites, The Fit Foodie Mama
4. Grilled Watermelon, Feta, and Basil Salad, Recipe Runner
5. Probiotic Watermelon Pizza, The Well Necessities
6. Sweet and Spicy Watermelon Salsa, The Girl Who Ate Everything
7. Creamy Watermelon Ice Cream, Recipes to Nourish