Refreshingly Simple Watermelon Recipes for Summer

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 21recipes make such quick use of a watermelon, you might even want to buy two.

Water on the Smoke by bluepepper

Watermelon-Habanero Lemonade by Chris VanHouten

Olia Hercules’ Watermelon Rind Jam by Genius Recipes

Watermelon, Arugula, and Pickled Onion Summer Salad by Dee

Grilled Watermelon with Tequila by bill

Kristin Donnelly’s Watermelon Agua Fresca by Genius Recipes

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

Louisa Shafia's Watermelon, Mint, and Cider Vinegar Tonic

Watermelon Tomato Salad with Cumin and Fennel by Amanda Hesser

Watermelon Tomato Salad with Cumin and Fennel

Beginner’s Fruit Juice by Sarah Waldman

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

Braised Pork Belly Tacos with Watermelon, Jicama & Jalapeo Salsa

Watermelon Pudding (Gelo d’Anguria) by Emiko

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

Watermelon with Preserved Lemon Vinaigrette by EmilyC

Watermelon Gazpacho with Feta and Mint by Heather Morris

Watermelonade by Merrill Stubbs

Watermelonade

Grilled Watermelon by Sodium Girl

Grilled Watermelon

Watermelon Tomato Salad, for Picnicking by Alexandra Dawson

Watermelon Campari Granita by Alice Medrich

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

Watermelon and Goat Cheese Salad with a Verbena Infused Vinagrette

This listwas originally published in August2014. We’ve updated it withmoremelon. Any other watermelon sips and bites we shouldknow about?

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