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Happy National Watermelon Day

Happy watermelon day! There's so many recipes you can create with watermelon. Have you ever grilled watermelon?  I made a salad a few years back for the 4th of July.  I used star cookie cutters.
Watermelon with feta?  Watermelon smoothies. So healthy and yummy.
A slice of ice cold watermelon is so refreshing on a hot day.

How about watermelon Lemonade?

Chilled Gazpacho with watermelon
  • 1 PureHeart mini seedless watermelon, diced
  • 1 cucumber, peeled
  • 1 small red bell pepper, chopped
  • ¼ red onion
  • 10 sprigs cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil, divided


In an non-reactive container, combine watermelon, cucumber, red bell pepper, red onion, cilantro sprigs, balsamic, salt and 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil.

Allow fruit and vegetables to macerate for at least 4 hours (up to overnight) in refrigerator.  

In a food processor, blend macerated mixture to desired consistency (can be made smooth, or process less for a chunkier soup). This can be done in batches, depending on the size of your food processor. Serve chilled with floating garnish of extra virgin olive oil.

Watermelon Popsicles

I decorated our baker's rack with Mackenzie Childs and watermelon decor. I hope you are enjoying the summer.  Stay cool! I am getting things ready for my flamingo party down by the pool on Saturday.  I have lots of cute things to share.

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  1. I love water melon..great with Feta..Gazpacho doesn't appeal to me though..Cute post..

  2. Those watermelon popsicles are cute! I almost bought a watermelon yesterday at the grocery store, but then didn't. Now your post makes me wish I had!

  3. Anything with watermelon would be a good recipe. Thanks for sharing. Happy New Week Linda. xoxo Kris

  4. Those are some creative and yummy ideas! When my grandson was visiting he couldn’t get enough of watermelon!

  5. That watermelon gazpacho looks good! I love the watermelon/feta salad. It's a win-win!

  6. I love your. watermelon decorated hutch, so cute for summertime! I have had grilled watermelon, so good! Happy National Watermelon Day!

  7. Any and all of it, I'm a fan!

  8. One of our favorite summer treats! I love to dress it up but cold out of the cooler is the best. Love your melon plates with the checks, gorgeous. Happy weekend Linda.........

  9. Some good recipes here! I love watermelon!

  10. ¡Qué alegría!, en tu publicación anterior no pude insertar mi comentario, veo que ya se ha solucionado el problema. Me encantan los gazpachos de todo tipo pero reconozco que no lo he preparado nunca con sandía, si con melón, me quedo la receta y no tardaré en probarla. Qué bonitos tus platos de sandía y la manera de cortarla en forma de polos. un beso grande

  11. Hello Linda, I love watermelon and have one in the refrigerator now. Thanks for sharing recipes using this favorite summertime melon!

  12. ParisbreakfastAugust 06, 2022

    Loving all your yummy watermelon recipes Linda. I Must buy one today!!

  13. I've seen recipes with watermelon and feta, but never tried one. I keep trying to figure out and imagine what it would taste like...maybe I should just make a dish and take a bit already!!

  14. We love watermelon and all of these recipe idea are great Linda. Enjoy the week.


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