Now Reading
12 Dishes With Watermelon To Try During The Summer

12 Dishes With Watermelon To Try During The Summer

12 Dishes With Watermelon To Try During The Summer

The best time of year to enjoy a fresh and juicy watermelon is during the summer. According to The Food Network, Watermelon season runs throughout the summer, from May to September. However, the exact range depends on where you live.

Besides cutting slices to eat, you can also enjoy watermelon by making a variety of dishes featuring this fruit. All of the dishes with watermelon featured in this article range from savory dishes, desserts, snacks, and ones that don’t require any cooking.

Now, with all of that being said, here are 12 Dishes With Watermelon To Try During The Summer:

1. Fried Chicken With Watermelon And Waffles:

At the restaurant Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, one of my favorite dishes is their CHICKEN ‘N’ WATERMELON ‘N’ WAFFLES. The dish is pieces of fried chicken served with a cheddar cheese waffle and spiced watermelon. All of these different flavors of this dish are like fireworks in your mouth.

For the recipe of this watermelon dish, click here.

12 Dishes With Watermelon To Try During The Summer

2. Sesame and Soy Watermelon Poke:

Although there is no raw fish in this recipe, all of you sushi lovers out there reading this article right now will still enjoy this dish: Sesame and Soy Watermelon Poke. Those of you who are vegans will also enjoy this nice and refreshing dish during the hot summer days.

When making this dish, be sure to marinate and sear the watermelon! Marinating and searing this juicy fruit concentrates its flavor and primes it for this savory treatment. Both the watermelon and the sauce can be made 12 hours in advance of when you plan on making this dish. Until you serve it, keep this dish in your fridge.

For the recipe of this watermelon dish, click here.

12 Dishes With Watermelon To Try During The Summer

3. Watermelon Chiffon Pie:

One great dessert to enjoy during the summer is a Watermelon Chiffon Pie. The best part of this chilled dessert is that it is made with fresh watermelon (not watermelon gelatin) and that it has all of the fruit’s natural sweetness!

For the recipe of this watermelon dish, click here.

12 Dishes With Watermelon To Try During The Summer

4. Spicy Harissa Shrimp and Watermelon Bites:

For your summer barbecues, this dish is perfect to serve for appetizers and hors d’oeuvres. Spicy shrimp and fresh, juicy watermelon is a combination loaded with tons of killer flavors!

For the recipe of this watermelon dish, click here.

12 Dishes With Watermelon To Try During The Summer

5. Watermelon Caprese:

This salad was made for summer. A traditional caprese salad consists of sliced fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, olive oil, and salt. However, if you are like me and don’t like tomatoes (unless its’ marinara sauce and/or ketchup), replace the tomatoes with watermelon!

For the recipe of this watermelon dish, click here.

12 Dishes With Watermelon To Try During The Summer

6. Salted Watermelon Sorbet Bars:

Another cool and refreshing dessert with watermelon to enjoy during the hot summer days are these Salted Watermelon Sorbet Bars! It is a three-layered dessert that consists of a waffle cone crust base, a homemade watermelon sorbet middle, and whipped cream to top it all off.

For the recipe of this watermelon dish, click here.

12 Dishes With Watermelon To Try During The Summer

7. Watermelon and Feta Orzo Salad:

Watermelon and feta are an outstanding combo to use for making a salad. Adding orzo, arugula, and homemade lemony vinaigrette with this combo will elevate this dish to delicious new heights! The Watermelon and Feta Orzo Salad is one of many side dishes that will be perfect to make/have during the summer barbecues.

For the recipe of this watermelon dish, click here.

12 Dishes With Watermelon To Try During The Summer

8. Watermelon Bruschetta With Whipped Feta, Basil, and Balsamic Drizzle:

Another great and delicious appetizer and hors d’oeuvre to serve during your summer barbecues is Watermelon Bruschetta With Whipped Feta, Basil, and Balsamic Drizzle.

As I said earlier for the Watermelon Caprese (see #5 above), if you are like me and don’t like tomatoes (unless its’ marinara sauce and/or ketchup), replace the tomatoes with watermelon for your bruschetta. Trust me, you won’t be sorry as this version of bruschetta tastes 1000 times better than the traditional version of this dish!

For the recipe of this watermelon dish, click here.

12 Dishes With Watermelon To Try During The Summer

9. Balsamic Watermelon Chicken Salad:

Along with the Watermelon and Feta Orzo Salad (See #7 Above), another great side dish to make and having during any of the summer barbecues that you go to or host is a Balsamic Watermelon Chicken Salad. Watermelon and meats (any type) go very well together.

See Also
A Guide To The Best Pizza In The Queen City

For the recipe of this watermelon dish, click here.

12 Dishes With Watermelon To Try During The Summer

10. Salted Watermelon Margarita Popsicles:

There are many recipes out there on the Internet for watermelon popsicles. The best one that I recommend everyone to make one time during the summer are these Salted Watermelon Margarita Popsicles. They make perfect ice-cold treats for people to enjoy during the hot summer days.

Besides eating them straight from the stick, I recommend that you stick them in your cocktail so it gets boozier as it melts. Total genius idea for sure.

For the recipe of this watermelon dish, click here.

12 Dishes With Watermelon To Try During The Summer

11. Watermelon Slice Jell-O Shots Filled With Booze:

There is nothing better to enjoy during a hot summer day or barbecue than Watermelon Slice Jello-Shots filled with booze! These treats taste good and have a fantastic presentation. Hello Summer.

With this snack, you can also make a batch without alcohol for anyone under the age of 21 to enjoy. To separate the Watermelon Slice Jello-O Shots filled with booze from the ones without any alcohol, put them on different colored serving plates. These Watermelon Slice Jell-O Shots Filled With Booze will be a big hit during the Fourth of July!

For the recipe of this watermelon dish, click here.

12 Dishes With Watermelon To Try During The Summer

12. Honey Lime Chicken Tacos With Watermelon Salsa:

A great recipe for tacos to try during summer on Taco Tuesday are these Honey Lime Chicken Chicken Tacos with Watermelon Salsa. This dish provides a more memorable and sweeter spin on standard taco  fillings.

Although you can use the watermelon salsa recipe included in the recipe for the honey lime chicken tacos, I prefer using this watermelon salsa recipe from Delish, which is also perfect for a snack for chips and salsa.

For the recipe of the Honey Lime Chicken Tacos, click here. For the recipe of the Watermelon Salsa, click here.

12 Dishes With Watermelon To Try During The Summer

Which of these 12 dishes with watermelon listed above do you want to make and try during the summer? Let us know which watermelon dishes down below in the comments section!

Featured Image Source: https://www.howsweeteats.com/2015/07/salted-watermelon-margarita-popsicles/

12 Dishes With Watermelon To Try During The Summer

Scroll To Top