10 Wonderful Ways to Use Watermelon

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Read on to learn all about the wonderful ways to use watermelon.

Cocktails

Watermelon is a tasty addition to cocktails! Whether you combine it with rum, tequila or gin, enjoy one of summer's best fruits with a little alcohol!

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Salads

Watermelon works as a salad base, particularly in this watermelon salad with feta and mint, but it can also make for a delightful addition to a bigger salad with goat cheese and watercress.

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Popsicles

What is summer without a cold treat? Watermelon is a delicious popsicle flavor. You can even liven these up for parties and try Mojito-Watermelon Pops.

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Grilled

Since grilling is the epitome of summer cooking, why not try it with fruit? Grilled watermelon can be a great appetizer with a little bit of Greek yogurt and lemon.

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Caramelized

Try caramelizing watermelon in a skillet for a fun addition to salad or dessert!

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Soup

If summer gets too hot for hot soup, make a cold gazpacho! Gazpacho is traditionally made with tomatoes, but you can make watermelon gazpacho for a more summery take on the cold soup.

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Drinks

Due to its water content, watermelon is a refreshing fruit, so why not add it to a beverage? With seltzer, lime and watermelon you can enjoy an agua fresca.

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Granita

Ever make granita? The low-cal dessert is the perfect summer treat. With just watermelon, lime juice, blueberries and mint, this dessert it's super easy to make.

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Salsa

There's no rule saying salsa can only be made with tomatoes! Try out this fruity salsa with watermelon, nectarine and lemon juice. It tastes great with chicken.

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Lollipops

These "lollipops" are just Jell-O on a stick, but they're delicious.

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August 3rd is National Watermelon Day! You've probably had a triangular slice of the juicy fruit to wash down your burger at a barbecue, but the truth is, the melon can be eaten in a number of ways. Watermelon is a summer fruit that tastes great in a salad, cocktail, soup and even dessert! In honor of this special day that pays homage to a delectable fruit, we've gathered our favorite ways to use watermelon. So go on, celebrate!

Check out the slideshow above for 10 fun ways you have to use watermelon before summer comes to an end!

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