By Kenneth Barilari
Today is #NationalWatermelonDay! Watermelon is always perfect during the hot summer months because of its cool and refreshing taste, whether you’re on the beach or by the pool. However, there are many other ways to utilize this tasty fruit. #HipNJ is here to provide you with 10 unique ways to use watermelon this summer.
Watermelon Feta Salad
This has been all the rage this summer. Fresh watermelon, arugula and mint drizzled with champagne dijon vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil makes for the perfect lunch.
These are the perfect treat for your next pool day!
No need to bake this watermelon cake. Just add frosting and some fruit topping.
All it takes is two watermelon chunks, one lime, two teaspoons of sugar, a handful of mint leaves, and two ounces white rum. Add ice and you’re good to go!
This is the perfect twist to your summer salsa! Get your chips ready.
Gummy candies are always great, and now you can make your own! Make them sour if you’re feeling brave.
I am sure you’ve had water infused with lemon and lime, so why not try watermelon?
Slice up your watermelon pizza-style, and add your favorite fruits as toppings! Add Nutella for some extra sweetness.
This is a healthy alternative for when you’re craving ice cream in the summer heat.
Take a piece of watermelon and add a pinch of salt! Salt makes watermelon taste sweeter by creating a salty sweet contrast that allows the sweetness of the melon to stand out.
All you need now is the perfect watermelon. Here are some of the best Farmers Markets throughout NJ.
Cowtown Farmers Market
780 Harding Hwy.
Sparta Farmers Market
89 Sparta Ave.
Princeton Farmers Market
55 Witherspoon St.
Historic Downtown Jersey City Farmers Market
Jersey City, NJ
Stockton Farmers Market
19 Bridge St.
Now that you know all of these unique ways to enjoy watermelon and where to get some, try some of these out! Post your creations on Instagram with the hashtag, #NationalWatermelonDay!