Tasty Ways to Use Leftover Watermelon

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We’ve all been there. You purchased a juicy watermelon from your local Foodtown grocery store, but now you have more left over than you anticipated. You don’t want to throw it away, but there’s only so much watermelon you and your family can eat before it goes bad. Fortunately, we know what to do with leftover watermelon, and we’re happy to share some ideas with you to ensure nothing goes to waste!

Creative Ways To Use Leftover Watermelon

Prepare Appetizers
Looking to add a sweet twist to something traditional? Then follow this recipe for Watermelon Salsa from Eating Well. You can serve it with chips or add it to your tacos. Or maybe you’re in the mood for an appetizer that’s salty and sweet. In that case, we recommend trying your hand at these Bacon-Wrapped Watermelon Bites from Foxes Love Lemons. They’re tasty!

Blend into Smoothies
There’s nothing more thirst-quenching than a smoothie on a sizzling summer day. Refreshing and delicious, watermelon-based smoothies are low in calories and contain a  healthy dose of vitamins. They’re also easy to make! Check out these 7 Watermelon Smoothie Recipes That Taste Incredible from Lose Weight By Eating and start blending.

Mix into Salads
Fresh watermelon adds flavor and zest to any salad. If you’re pressed for time, we suggest you make this recipe for Watermelon-Cucumber Salad from My Recipes. Prep is estimated to take 12 minutes, and the only ingredients required are oil, juice, salt, watermelon, and cucumber. Another option is this recipe for Spicy Watermelon Avocado Salad from Love and Lemons if you prefer something with a little more flare.

Add to Soup
Watermelon in soup? It’s a thing! Best of all, there’s more than one option. We bet your friends and family will ask for seconds when you serve them this Watermelon Gazpacho from Once Upon A Chef or some of this Watermelon Soup with Fresh Mint from Fitness Magazine. Or, you can add a few strawberries and try your hand at making Strawberry Watermelon Soup from Vegetable Gardener.

Make Dessert
And now for the best part—dessert! Want to wow your friends at the next barbecue? Use this recipe for Fresh Fruit Watermelon Cake from Apron Strings. You can also follow this recipe for Watermelon Sorbet from A Sweet Pea Chef if you prefer a lighter option. Finally, if you want to make something the kids will love, try making these Watermelon Ice Pops from Eat Yourself Skinny.

Shop Fresh Watermelon in Foodtown’s Produce Department

You can never have too much watermelon. In fact, once you unlock its potential, there are endless possibilities to create tasty watermelon-based dishes. Plan to implement some of these cool ideas next time you purchase a watermelon from our produce department. Your friends and family will be refreshed and impressed!

Locate your nearest Foodtown grocery store to shop fresh watermelon at affordable prices.