A chilled watermelon wedge on a hot day is a summer favourite but there are so many more ways to enjoy the season’s juiciest, most thirst-quenching fruit.
WATERMELON AND ROSEMARY COCKTAIL
Start sipping this five-ingredient cocktail and you won’t be able to stop. If you’d like an extra kick, add a tot of fynbos gin.
If you like this, also try: watermelon, raspberry and mint cooler.
SEARED SALMON WITH WATERMELON SALSA
Watermelon infused with ginger, chilli, coriander, rice wine vinegar, limes and sesame oil is the perfect side to serve with seared salmon (or any mildly flavoured fish.) Plus, this meal takes only 30 minutes to make.
If you like this, also try: starry watermelon salsa salad.
TEMPURA PRAWN, AVOCADO AND MELON SALAD
It you love avocado ritz, then this is right up your alley, though this recipe has a little more crunch thanks to the tempura prawns.
If you like this, also try: prosciutto with watermelon.
JUICY WATERMELON SALAD WITH CUCUMBER AND CHILLI YOGHURT
Go big and make an impression with this watermelon salad featuring cucumber, mango, mint and fresh herbs. Serve with chilli yoghurt for a touch of heat.
If you like this, also try: grilled halloumi and watermelon salad.
Grilled whole fish with watermelon salsa
Is there any more dish more summery than this? We think not. Whole grilled (sustainable) fish, served on cool slices of watermelon. It’s definitely the meal of the season.
If you like this, also try: Norwegian salmon, watermelon and watercress salad.
GRUYERE WITH WATERMELON AND POMEGRANATE JELLY
This partnership of watermelon and pomegranate provides the perfect after-dinner foil for slivers of nutty-flavoured Gruyère.
If you like this, also try: watermelon and lemon sorbet stack.