What to do with watermelon: 4 recipes

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“I used to spend my summers living off of crackers with salmon and watermelon.” Said our fashion editor Liesbeth. Luckily she now has me in her life to giver her a few cooking tips here and there and she now even occasionally makes her own omelets (which I taught her) or she’ll dash to Whole Foods for a complete meal #proud.

Today we’re going to discuss watermelons. Liesbeth, are you paying attention? There are so many options when it comes to watermelons. They weigh a ton, but are so ferociously divine. Tag along your man when you’re off to buy one of those bad boys so he can do the heavy lifting.

 

In the morning

Start your morning off with a shake. With watermelon.

What you need and how to make it:

blender

5 pieces of watermelon

5 pieces of pineapple

a frozen banana (put one in the fridge the night before without its peel)

a handful of spinach

a dash of coconut water

Put it all in the blender and mix it until it’s a pureed smoothie

 

In the afternoon

My current favorite salad. Watermelon and feta cheese. You can add a bit of spinach or mint if you want to. A bit of olive oil, some salt and pepper and voilà: a nice fresh summery salad. Spring unions are also a great addition.

 

In the evening

You have probably never considered doing this, but watermelons are great for on the barbecue. Dab some olive oil on both sides and put them on the grill for a quick second. Add a pinch of salt and pepper and combine it with other grilled vegetables and with crumbly goats cheese OR eat it with some grilled chicken wings.

 

After dinner

Time for a cocktail. Youtube frequently has videos where people slice out a piece of the watermelon, insert a mixer and voilà, you have watermelon soup in your watermelon. Get it? Add a few shots of vodka, some straws, and there you have it. A giant cocktail.

 

Ahh this is so my favorite too. It’s a bit of work though: mix a watermelon in your blender until it’s goopy. Add some lemon juice, coconut water and mint. Put it in a big container, then let it rest in the freezer for about half an hour before scraping everything into pieces. After about 4 hours it will be ready to go. Vodka is a great option to add here too, depending on your company.

 

Oh and hey lastly: have you ever seen this video? Take a break for a few minutes to watch it, the result is incredible. Insane right? I want this.

 

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