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Recipes with watermelons

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Watermelon is a true miracle and symbol fruit of summer, especially because of its high water content of 95%. Its juicy texture refreshes on hot days and its popularity is reflected in countless recipes. The watermelon has become the epitome of the seasonal snack and cannot be missed in the summer.

However, watermelon is not only enjoyed plain, but also used in sweet and savory dishes. This versatility is what makes watermelon so valuable. It can be used in salads, sauces, curries, juices, cocktails, desserts and many other culinary creations. A good watermelon should be firm and have no cracks or spoiled spots on the rind. The melon should be heavy and make a deep, full sound when tapped. The yellow spot on the fruit indicates the degree of ripeness: The more yellow it is, the riper and tastier the watermelon.

Watermelons are great for salads and can be combined with cucumbers, tomatoes, feta, avocado, basil, mint and more. To make a salad dressing, mix white balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper or freshly squeezed lime or lemon juice and pour over the ingredients. Onions or garlic can be added for a more exotic flavor.

For those who like something fancier, watermelon carpaccio, watermelon pizza and summer watermelon curry are good choices. Baked goods like muffins or cakes can also be made juicy and fruity with watermelon. A perfect summer dessert is melon sorbet, for which small cubes of watermelon are mixed with sugar and lemon juice and frozen. Watermelons can also be used to make ice cream or cottage cheese, or cut into pieces and put on skewers with other fruits to make a healthy and delicious dessert.

Watermelon is a fruit that can be enjoyed in many ways, such as a drink, in a salad or even grilled. A watermelon feta salad is the perfect side dish for any barbecue and a great alternative to traditional salads. Whether on its own or in other culinary creations, watermelon remains a staple of summer that never fails to satisfy our cravings.

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