When it comes to summer fruits, watermelons are at the top of the list. Its sweet and refreshing taste makes it a crowd-pleaser, and it’s also packed with nutrients your body craves during the hot season. Whether you’re looking for a healthy snack or a party dish, these watermelon recipes will not disappoint. From a zesty watermelon salsa to a colourful watermelon salad, these recipes are easy to make and perfect for any occasion. So, grab a knife, and let’s get slicing!

Watermelon Salsa 

Ingredients: watermelon, red bell peppers, onions, jalapeno, herbs, lime, and coriander leaves

Directions: In a bowl, take a cup full of nicely diced watermelon with its seeds removed. Add half a cup of chopped bell pepper and onions. Add a few jalapenos, herbs, and lime juice and mix well. Garnish this with a quarter of finely chopped coriander leaves and voila! A refreshing salsa is ready to eat!

In our opinion, it’s just the right mix of sweet and savoury, it has however much kick you’d like from the jalapeno, the herbs and lime juice give it the perfect light and fresh taste of summer, and — the best part! — the fresh watermelon makes every bite extra deliciously juicy and refreshing!

Watermelon Salad 

Ingredients: watermelon, cucumber, mint leaves, olive oil, feta, and balsamic glaze

Directions: Chop 180g watermelon and ½ cucumber into chunks and tip into a bowl with the leaves from ½ bunch mint (reserve a few for garnish) and drizzle with 1 tbsp olive oil. Season and pile onto a serving plate. Crumble over 100g feta, and the remaining mint leaves, then drizzle with 1 tbsp balsamic glaze just before serving.

Serve this watermelon, feta, and mint salad as a side dish at a barbecue or picnic. Bursting with fresh, summer flavours, it’s also two of your five-a-day!

Watermelon Smoothie

Ingredients: watermelon, Greek yoghurt (or low-fat vanilla), and ice cubes.
Directions: Dice half a cup of watermelon. Add it to a blender with half a cup of Greek yoghurt and half a cup of ice cubes. Blend this all together until smooth and have a fresh watermelon smoothie to enjoy!

Bonus Smoothie Additions: Spruce up your watermelon smoothie with any of the below:

  • Mint. SO, REFRESHING! Making this watermelon mint smoothie takes the recipe from “I’m at a beach and loving life” to “I’m at a beach resort and never leaving.”
  • More Fruits. Strawberry makes for a good addition to your already red smoothie.
  • Lime. For a watermelon mojito smoothie, add both mint and lime.

Honorary mention: Adding those sweet watermelon cubes to your Sangria and left overnight can be an amazing alternative to sugar or expensive fruit juice when you’re making large quantities of it! So, save yourself a sugar hazard or the expense of it by getting refreshing watermelons instead!

These watermelon recipes would add much-needed zest to your pool hours! Or make you feel all boujee as you’re sipping your cocktails with a side of watermelon salad on your porch. It really is the best addition to your grocery list, especially during summer! So, what are you waiting for? You already know where to find the best quality watermelons – Our sweet Sweet Aliki watermelons!

At C & M Watermelon Imports we only import the highest quality varieties of fruit – for a full list follow this link. We import long and round watermelons, weighing 5kg to 30kg. We deliver to everywhere inside the M25, and we can also arrange transport and shipping to all parts of the UK and Ireland – including Belfast, Dublin, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Bristol and Leeds.

If you would like to know any more about our services, call us on either 020 8345 5555, 020 8884 4678 or 07855 796 776; you can also email us at [email protected].