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5 Genius Ways To Eat Watermelon



Watermelon is basically the staple food of the summer. It’s sweet, it’s refreshing, it’s healthy, it;s surprisingly filling and it keeps you super hydrated.

Sure, eating chunks of watermelon plain is delicious, but it can get old – try these five other ways to enjoy the fruit. They’re all total summer picnic game changers.

Spiced watermelon

If the amazingly delicious sweetness of watermelon gets a bit old, try throwing some different flavors into the mix. Add a pinch of salt, a generous squeeze of lemon juice and some cayenne pepper to taste to your watermelon, toss it all and enjoy the hell out of it. Add some pineapple chunks and honeydew for a seriously delicious summer fruit salad.

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Drinkable watermelon

Throw watermelon chunks into a blender, add some water, pulse the hell out of it and drink with a straw. Best. Drink. Ever.

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Spiked watermelon

Pour a generous helping of vodka over chopped watermelon, put in the fridge for a few hours and then take it down for the tastiest buzz of your life. This is a great way to get around the ‘no alcohol allowed’ rule at a park (but you didn’t hear that from me.)

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If you want your watermelon to act as a starter or light lunch, try whipping this super easy and insanely delicious watermelon gazpacho. Trust, you won’t regret it.

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Watermelon feta salad

Toss watermelon chunks with crumbled feta, garnish with torn mint leaves and dress it all in lemon juice. It’s a such a simple, healthy, salty/sweet salad. Add some arugala for a healthy green addition.


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