Watermelon Arugula Feta Salad

This fresh watermelon, arugula feta salad is inspired by summer. When I saw watermelon at the grocery store on sale, I had to bring one home. While I was chopping it up, I had the idea of tossing it into some arugula, mint and citrus dressing. Feta cheese adds a nice savory touch to this salad, but it can be omitted or substituted with another soft cheese. Watermelon Arugula Feta Salad Ingredients 4 cups arugula 1 small watermelon, sliced into […]

Strawberry Watermelon Ice Pop

An ice pop is more than just a tasty treat. It’s a symbol of happiness, nostalgia and friendship (I’m allowed to be sentimental)! Who isn’t having a great time while eating an ice pop? And now with the help of the Magic Bullet, it’s also incredibly easy to make! This recipe combines fresh watermelon, strawberry and some lime juice into a delicious treat you’ll be making for yourself and friends time and again. Strawberry Watermelon Ice Pop Ingredients 3 Cups […]

Strawberry Mint Watermelon Salad

The summer can be brutal, and the majority of the time, I just want to enjoy a nice, refreshing piece of fruit. Almost daily, my kids and I venture to the pool with packed lunches and sunscreen. The last thing I want to eat is a sandwich, so I created this salad as my g0-to summer lunch. It’s light, refreshing, but still totally filling. And, you won’t feel heavy or bloated in your bathing suit! We all know how important […]

Mint Watermelon Juice

Fresh watermelon juice is simple, refreshing and delicious. It’s perfect in almost any circumstance: at a party, relaxing by yourself, accompanying a barbeque… the pairings are endless! I’ve added mint to this recipe because, well, why not! This is a great recipe to keep in your back pocket for when you hesitate while considering an entire watermelon in the store and think, “There’s no way I’m going to eat this whole thing.” Now you don’t have to! Mint Watermelon Juice […]

Watermelon Agua Fresca

Agua fresca (meaning “fresh water”) is a popular beverage in Mexico and is usually sold here by food trucks. I can’t resist buying one whenever I’m grabbing some food on a hot day. They are simply made with fresh fruit and water, so they are easy to make at home. You can strain the solids out to achieve a smoother texture, but I love the slushiness of a watermelon agua fresca! If you can, try to buy seedless watermelon, or […]

Watermelon-Lime-Basil-sicles

It’s not really summer until you’ve eaten your first watermelon. Preferably by biting straight into a piece way larger than your head, juice running all the way down to your elbows, followed by a watermelon-seed-spitting contest. Which, you’d probably lose if you were competing against me. Just kidding. Kind of.  But if you want to eat watermelon in front of a more, er, sophisticated? crowd, then look no further. Because these popsicles, well they’re just plain awesome. They’re pink and […]

Frozen Watermelon-tini

I don’t know how you all feel about gin. I think it’s one of those things you have strong feelings about. You know, you either love it or you hate it. Me, well, I’m not a very big fan. But, we ended up with a bottle in our freezer and I obviously couldn’t let it go to waste. So, enter frozen watermelon. AKA: the best thing to put in your next frozen drink. Watermelon is super sweet, but it’s basically […]

Mint and Watermelon Soda Float

We’ve all had a root beer float, but what about a Mint & Watermelon float? It’s refreshing, easy to make and a great way to indulge in some ice cream without feeling guilty for drinking soda! I found this recipe at How Sweet It Is and it’s been the perfect dessert/snack on a hot day in May! Mint and Watermelon Soda Float Serves 2 Ingredients 2 1/2 cups fresh watermelon chunks (large seeds removed, the small white ones are fine) 12-15 […]

Watermelon Smoothie

We drink a lot of smoothies around here. But they’re usually all the same. That’s what happens when you buy frozen fruit at costco. You end up drinking the same dang thing every day. So sometimes, we want to change it up. Get a little crazy. Throw a little curveball. Freeze some watermelon and smooth it up.   It’s a good idea to change things up every now and again. Watermelon Smoothie Ingredients Frozen watermelon chunks Orange juice Plain Greek […]

The End of Summer: A Watermelon-Cucumber-Lime Flavored Goodbye

Oh Summer. We loved you. We will always love you. Some things just epitomize summer in the best of ways. I love summer more than any other season by far and I love everything that goes along with summer, too. Long days, warm nights, sunscreen, sandy feet, popsicles, sticky hands. And watermelon. Is there anything more summery than a juicy watermelon dripping down your face and arms? I’m pretty sure there isn’t. So, to celebrate the end of Summer, I give […]