Summer is synonymous with juicy, refreshing watermelon- but have you ever found yourself with leftovers? Rather than letting it go to waste, here are some delicious ways to make the most of your extra watermelon.

1. Watermelon Smoothie

Blend your leftover watermelon with some ice, a splash of lime juice, and a handful of fresh mint leaves to create a  watermelon smoothie. You can also add any yogurt for creaminess and a touch of agave or honey for sweetness.

2. Watermelon Sorbet

Turn your excess watermelon into a delightful sorbet. Puree the watermelon, strain to remove any seeds or chunks, and add a bit of lemon juice and agave/honey for balance. Freeze the mixture in an ice cream maker or a shallow pan, stirring occasionally until it reaches a smooth, scoopable consistency.

3. Watermelon Salsa

Transform your watermelon into a vibrant and zesty salsa. Combine diced watermelon with finely chopped red onion, jalapeno, bell peppers, and fresh cilantro. Squeeze in some lime juice and a pinch of salt for that perfect balance of flavours. This salsa pairs wonderfully with grilled proteins, tacos, or as a refreshing dip with tortilla chips.

4. Watermelon Salad

Whip up a sophisticated watermelon salad by combining chunks of watermelon with crumbled feta cheese, thinly sliced red onion, and a handful of arugula or mint leaves. Drizzle with a balsamic glaze or a light vinaigrette for a sweet and savoury blend that’s as visually appealing as it is delicious.

5. Watermelon Agua Fresca

Create a refreshing agua fresca by blending watermelon with water and a touch of sugar until smooth. Strain to remove any pulp, chill, and serve over ice. You can also experiment by adding a splash of citrus juice, like lime or orange, for an extra burst of flavour.

7. Watermelon Infused Water

Enhance your hydration routine by infusing your water with watermelon. Simply slice the remaining watermelon into thin wedges and add them to a pitcher of water. Let it sit in the refrigerator for a few hours to allow the flavours to meld.