Labor Day weekend is coming up - whether you're planning a small family barbecue or a big weekend party, these watermelon recipes are just the ticket. Pair watermelon with basil, ginger or lime for sophisticated flavor in drinks, dinner and dessert. Read on to get inspired to make your own watermelon recipes this sultry summer.
Strawberry — an early summer fruit — combines with basil and watermelon, common mid- to late-season bounties, for a stacked appetizer. A toothpick skewers the fruits while feta cheese and a basil leaf add salty creaminess. Serve as seen, or consider adding to a cocktail drink using a longer skewer. Edible Perspective teaches how to make this unique watermelon recipe.
Feta cheese, heirloom tomatoes, almond slivers and fresh herbs make this your go-to salad to complement anything you've got going on the grill. Get the recipe from Epicurious.
Watermelon and papaya join traditional salsa ingredients like onion, cucumber and jalapeno for a unique watermelon recipe. Paired best with seafood or even homemade corn tortilla chips, this summer salsa is a great ingredient for foil meals and other campfire recipes. Keep Your Diet Real offers this free watermelon recipe.
Watermelon and that melon-colored root, ginger, combine for a cooling sorbet. The watermelon is liquefied and then added to a ginger-infused simple syrup. A couple of times in the freezer, and this dessert is done. Trissalicious offers this free watermelon recipe.
Tequila makes for an adult alternative to traditional watermelon recipes. Liquor and lime juice add a bit of zest, and simple syrup can be added for any not-quite-ripe fruit, though you may consider infusing the syrup with mint or basil for a richer flavor. Learn how to make your own watermelon margarita via Pretty Plain Janes.