Watermelon Winners { Excited for Summer }

by Claire Minnaar


It’s still winter, but I can already feel a change in the air – it’s lighter in the mornings, the air is less nippy and thank goodness we can strip off these gloves. All of this can only mean one thing – watermelon season is almost here! This is what I plan on doing when the first crops are ripe and ready to eat:

  • Watermelon “popsicles!” Propping quarter slices up on popsicle sticks are not only a fun way to eat but also keeps the kiddies’ hands clean – well, cleaner than usual at least.
  • Use cookie cutters to slice the watermelon flesh into fun shapes.
  • Puree overripe watermelon into pulp and mix it up with lemonade for a refreshing watermelon smoothie. Alternatively pour the mixture into popsicle moulds and freeze it for a refreshing snack.
  • Make a watermelon pizza by simply topping a flat watermelon slice with an assortment of other fruits, yogurt and cream, and cutting it into “pizza slices”.
  • Slice the watermelon into cubes and pop it into lemonade as fruity “ice cubes”.
  • Make a watermelon ‘basket’! Cut the watermelon in half and scoop out the flesh with an ice cream scoop. Place the melon balls back in the “bowl” along with other fruits.
  • Instead of filling the “basket” with fruit, pour jelly into it and let it set. Then cut into slices and serve!
  • Experiment with watermelon in a slightly more savoury setting, pairing it with feta in refreshing salads.

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