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Watermelon recipes - 5 recipes

By Laurapackham

Oddly enough, the fleshy pink fruit also fills me with a sense of nostalgia, to the time I spent volunteering at an Elephant Nature Park in Northern Thailand. Along with our daily tasks of washing the elephants in the nearby river, our team would carry heavy baskets, brimming with fruit, up to feed these beautiful animals.
It was fascinating to watch as they would take an entire watermelon with their trunk and pop the whole thing in their mouth before crunching down. Now when I add watermelon to a tomato salad or mint margarita. I think back to this wonderful time spent among the gentle giants.
Tip: To test a watermelon’s ripeness, the tried and true gentle melon punch is the best method. Give the flesh fruit a quick rap of your knuckles. If it has a full sound it’s ready to slice.
Try: Watermelon cake. It’s all the rage right now, so why not?

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Top rated Watermelon recipes


Blend the watermelon chunks and yoghurt until it becomes a smoothie

  • Watermelon Chunks
  • Plain Yoghurt
  • Mint leaves (optional)
3.3/5 (148 Votes)


Cut the watermelon into small cubes and place in a large salad bowl

  • 1/2 watermelon
  • 1 block of feta cheese
  • A few basil leaves
4.6/5 (8 Votes)


Peel the the lemons. Reserve 2/3 of the zest

  • 1/4 watermelon
  • 6 lemons
  • 1 eggwhite
  • Mint leaves for decoration
3.7/5 (76 Votes)


A really simple, light and refreshing starter or dessert

  • 2 slices of Watermelon
  • 2 small glasses of port
  • 2 tablespoons of Demerara Sugar
2.7/5 (15 Votes)


Chop the watermelon into slices, remove the pips and the skin and chop to chunks Do this over a bowl to keep the j

  • 600g watermelon
  • Handful of green olives (stones removed)
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • Black pepper
  • 1oz feta cheese
0/5 (0 Votes)

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