9 Recipes for National Watermelon Day

The best Instagram shots to inspire you on National Watermelon Day
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It’s August, you’re hot and watermelons are ripe for the picking and exactly what you need right now. This luscious fruit is, of course, great solo, but it’s even better blended into a refreshing cocktail. Plus, it’s packed with vitamins C and A, so consider it good for your health to indulge.

From cocktails to salads to pizza, here are nine ways to celebrate National Watermelon Day.

Work on Your Slush Fund
Try this recipe: Frozen Fruit Wine Slushie

Channel Beyoncé
Try this recipe: Watermelon Lemonade


tonight = watermelon rosé margaritas! ���

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Pickle This!
Try this recipe: Pickled Watermelon Rind


Savoring the last bites of summer with #pickledwatermelonrind #altonbrown #pickling #summercolors #everylastbite

A photo posted by Cody Raduha (@codyraduha) on

Turn a Slice into Salad
Try this recipe: Tomato Salad with Watermelon, Ricotta and Raspberries 

Get Ready to Salsa
Try this recipe: Grilled Chicken with Watermelon Salsa 

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Spice Things Up
Try this recipe: Spicy Watermelon Cocktail


FINALLY �� #spicywatermelon #mango #chamoy #tajin #watermelon

A photo posted by Estefa✨�✨ (@estefa_love24) on

. . . And Then Cool Off
Try this recipe: Boozy Watermelon-Lime-Mint Popsicles  


Whose ready for the weekend!! Watermelon mint popsicles + prosecco �� recipe link in profile! #popsicleweek

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Have a Pizza Party


Watermelon pizzaaáá! �w/ coconutyoghurt, blueberries, plums, dried bananas & coconut flakes #seasonfood

A photo posted by Rens Kroes (@renskroes) on

Grill and Chill


Watermelon should be the official food of summer! One of my favorite ways to eat it is a simple dish of grilled watermelon with feta!

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