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I’m Lovin’ It – Watermelon

Sit back and enjoy summer with watermelon on a stick, recipes, coolers, cookies, popsicles, salsa and salad and more.

watermelon on a stick

I think watermelon is one of nature’s most perfect foods!  The luscious lime green and white rind with a juicy deep red inside….even the seeds are cute.  Beautiful, perfectly sweet and juicy, that’s hard to beat!

This heavenly fruit is a summer icon and can be found in our fridge most of the season.  I love to save time, by just cutting wedges and putting them on a stick for easy eating!

I think the day I first saw seedless watermelon at the store, my heart skipped a beat!  As cute as those little black seeds are, they’re also so annoying! Spitting seed out is not lady like, and picking them out, well that just takes time.  Either way, seeded or seedless, I’ll take it, as long as it’s sweet, ripe and cold.

If you’re like me, and have trouble picking out the best watermelon, my friend Sylvie has a great post on picking the perfect melon.

photo: gourmande in the kitchen

How perfect would Kristen’s Watermelon Cooler recipe be for any summer soiree?

photo: Dine and Dish

I’m really intrigued by this Watermelon Feta Mint Salad Katie suggested for your next BBQ.

photo:  Good Life Eats

Another sweet and salty combo I think I need to try is  Watermelon Salsa from How Sweet It Is.

photo: How Sweet It Is

Sit back and enjoy a slice of summer with these Watermelon (shaped) cookies from Glorious Treats.

 photo: Glorious Treats

Can you say pool party?  ahhhh, Naomi’s Watermelon Mojito Popsicles would be a HUGE hit, wouldn’t they?

photo: Bakers Royale

The only thing better than a slice of watermelon on a hot day is Watermelon Lime Sorbet, served in the rind!  And by the looks on Shaina’s kid’s cute faces, I think they agree!!

photo:  Food For My Family

 There are lots of refreshing watermelon recipes and ideas at the National Watermelon Promotional Board.


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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog, TidyMom.net, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+

67 Responses to “I’m Lovin’ It – Watermelon”

  1. Mika(Photoadik) posted on July 21, 2011 at 9:04 pm (#

    Watermelon is one of my favorite fruits. I love watermelon juice or shake too. Too sad Jamba Juice doesn’t have that flavor though.

  2. Trisha posted on July 21, 2011 at 9:12 pm (#

    My gosh watermelon is the bees knees baby..sweet, and LOW calorie….I will be guest posting a watermelon gazpacho tomorrow..I will have to link that up too!! WHOOOP!

  3. Karen @ Time Crafted posted on July 21, 2011 at 9:13 pm (#

    That looks like a whole lotta refreshing watermelon goodness! I can’t stand watermelon seeds either. Thank goodness for the seedless variety! :>

  4. Kristia {Family Balance Sheet} posted on July 21, 2011 at 9:14 pm (#

    I’m lovin’ the watermelon that I picked at the grocery store yesterday. It was so sweet. Just in time for all of these recipes.

    Thanks for hosting.

  5. The Lucky Wife posted on July 21, 2011 at 9:18 pm (#

    Ohhhh… I could really use some of that watermelon lime sorbet right now. Sounds delicious and refreshing! Thanks, Cheryl. Have a great weekend.

  6. Jenni posted on July 21, 2011 at 9:20 pm (#

    Hey Cheryl,
    Thanks for hosting! I linked up the shark towels I made for the kids this year for swim team. BTW, it was miserable and hot and an all day event. But we did go home empty handed our club team took 1st place and my son got 2 1st place medals! SO I guess all those early mornings and all that melting in the heat were worth it!
    Hope you all have a great weekend!

  7. Heidi's Recipes posted on July 21, 2011 at 9:25 pm (#

    Love the watermelon on a stick and so does my son who was passing by the computer! Thanks for reminding me that I’ve been meaning to publish my post about Watermelon Play Dough.

  8. Diane {Created by Diane} posted on July 21, 2011 at 9:49 pm (#

    I love those watermelon cookies they are adorable!!!

  9. Kathleen posted on July 21, 2011 at 10:02 pm (#

    I love watermelon. It just says summer to me! This is a really great list of watermelon goodness!

  10. Handy Man, Crafty Woman posted on July 21, 2011 at 10:59 pm (#

    oooh, that watermelon cooler looks so great! I might have to make that! thanks for hosting.

  11. Jenn posted on July 22, 2011 at 12:30 am (#

    Thanks so much for hosting! It is amazing how many watermelon ideas are out there. Love them!

  12. nest of posies posted on July 22, 2011 at 1:17 am (#


    love that picture you took of your daughter holding the watermelon. so pretty.

    have a super friday. so pumped i got my post done this evening. thought i was going to miss out on i’m lovin’ it.


  13. Sue posted on July 22, 2011 at 1:21 am (#

    Love your watermelon on a stick, Glory’s cookies, and seedless watermelon( pne of the best inventions ever)!

  14. Angela S posted on July 22, 2011 at 2:22 am (#

    Yummy! Makes me want some watermelon!

  15. Maristella posted on July 22, 2011 at 3:27 am (#

    I just remember the watermelon lips stick! But this looks really yummy than the lipstick. I love eating watermelons especially when sprinkled with salt! hmmm, so good!

  16. Thrifty Homemaker posted on July 22, 2011 at 5:56 am (#

    I love watermelon. Great idea for putting it on a stick. I want to carve out a shark from a watermelon, they look so neat and the kids would love it.


  17. Happy Home Fairy posted on July 22, 2011 at 6:48 am (#

    Miss Cheryl – you are one in a MELON! :-) Thanks for the great linky party every week!

  18. Jessica @ How Sweet posted on July 22, 2011 at 6:50 am (#

    Thank you so much for sharing my salsa! I am a watermelon freak myself.

  19. Amanda posted on July 22, 2011 at 6:56 am (#

    Oh wish I knew you were doing a watermelon round up, I have these http://www.amandascookin.com/2010/05/watermelon-cookies.html :) Hope you have a great weekend Cheryl!

  20. Aimee @ ShugarySweets posted on July 22, 2011 at 7:22 am (#

    Cheryl, Thanks for hosting! Love the watermelon salsa, that looks so intriguing.

  21. Georgia Pellegrini posted on July 22, 2011 at 8:23 am (#

    Yum, I have some watermelons that are almost ripe in the garden, I can’t wait to sink my teeth into them, especially after seeing all of these beautiful photos.

  22. Maria posted on July 22, 2011 at 8:30 am (#

    Watermelon is my favorite thing about summer! I love the watermelon pops. So fun!

  23. Molly Chester posted on July 22, 2011 at 8:40 am (#

    What a great idea!

  24. susan posted on July 22, 2011 at 8:41 am (#

    I have not eaten enough watermelon this summer. I need to get caught up. Those cocktails might be a good place to start!

  25. Tabitha Blue posted on July 22, 2011 at 8:47 am (#

    Oh my!! Everything looks so delicious, and with these temps, a little chilled watermelon (or watermelon treat) goes a long way! :)

  26. Jennifer @ Jane Deere posted on July 22, 2011 at 8:50 am (#

    Thanks for hosting! I love looking through everyone’s great recipes, ideas, and projects! I linked up my Watermelon Martinis!

    I’m hosting a link party…”Fusion Fridays” {Open All Weekend!}

    I would love it if you would come by on Friday and link up!

  27. Vicki Bensinger posted on July 22, 2011 at 9:06 am (#

    Cheryl, these are such fun ideas. I would have never thought to jam a stick into the rind of the watermelon to make it like a watermelon pop. Not sure how you do that without breaking the stick but I’ll have to try that.

    I also love the watermelon sorbet in the watermelon rind. Actually all the watermelon recipes sound wonderful especially this time of year when the temperatures are soaring. Looking forward to trying many of these. What a fun post!

  28. teresa posted on July 22, 2011 at 9:24 am (#

    LOVE me some cold watermelon!
    I like it sprinkled with course sea salt!
    You make everything look so YUMMY!
    Hugs for a HAPPY weekend my friend!

  29. Kristen posted on July 22, 2011 at 9:24 am (#

    So many gorgeous watermelon pictures! I am lovin’ watermelon this time of year too. It is so sweet and yummy!

  30. Tickled Red posted on July 22, 2011 at 10:08 am (#

    Oh my word it’s watermelon heaven today :) Wahoo!! Lovin’ all of your picks.

  31. Ami w/AliLilly posted on July 22, 2011 at 10:49 am (#

    WOW!! What delicious watermelon recipes! I must TRY!! Thanks for hosting, Cheryl!! :)

  32. Nayana@CherishDreamLive posted on July 22, 2011 at 11:22 am (#

    Ohh..the pics are mouthwatering..want to try popsicle and salsa. thank you for the party.linking up..

  33. Becky McGeorge posted on July 22, 2011 at 1:28 pm (#

    I can’t wait for Friday each week to check “I’m Lovin it”! I get so excited by the beauty of it all.

    Thanks Cheryl, for sharing such great ideas; I just “love it” too!


  34. Nancy@acommunaltable posted on July 22, 2011 at 2:01 pm (#

    This is such a wonderful idea – love seeing what so many other creative people are up to!!
    Found a few watermelon treats I am going to have to try – thanks Cheryl!

  35. Lucy Lean posted on July 22, 2011 at 2:23 pm (#

    So many great ideas for watermelon – have you had the watermelon skewers at The Bazaar by Jose Andres – he uses a machine to compress the watermelon and tops it with tomato caviar?

  36. Roberta posted on July 22, 2011 at 4:01 pm (#

    OMG..this watermelon looks so refreshing right now. I love the slices on sticks…what a clever idea with the muffin cups to catch the drips…some people are so darn smart ;) Bonefish Grill use to have a martini with a melon “pop” in it and I’d ordered them all the time…hmmmm Makes me want to make some of my own…lol Stay cool and have a wonderful weekend. Thanks for hosting Cheryl!

  37. Jane posted on July 22, 2011 at 5:14 pm (#

    I added our favorite Chinese Cabbage Salad. Thanks for hosting! Have a great weekend!

  38. Madigan at madiganmade posted on July 22, 2011 at 7:14 pm (#

    I’ve always wanted to try watermelon in a salad. Great ideas and thanks for hosting!

  39. Andi posted on July 23, 2011 at 1:40 am (#

    I love the sound watermelon makes when the knife makes the first cut.
    How is seedless watermelon cultivated?
    The seeds are part of the beautiful look of the fruit but my kids find it ‘heebie’ (grose).

  40. In Katrina's Kitchen posted on July 23, 2011 at 5:10 am (#

    Having fun at the linky party this week! Thanks for hosting Cheryl ;)

  41. Marla posted on July 23, 2011 at 6:51 am (#

    Cheryl we love watermelon over here too! Such a sweet round-up & I love the simplicity of yours on the sticks.

  42. Sophie @Cubic Zirconia Place posted on July 24, 2011 at 9:21 pm (#

    Oozing watermelon recipe craze you got here. I agree that popsicles will definitely be hit. I love cold treats.

  43. Oaty posted on February 28, 2012 at 10:32 pm (#

    Iove it!! Thank you from Thailand :)

  44. Brian @ A Thought For Food posted on May 25, 2012 at 6:45 pm (#

    I’m so in love with that first pic! Yay for watermelon!

  45. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. posted on May 28, 2012 at 12:22 pm (#

    great mix of watermelon recipes!


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