What to Do with Leftover Watermelon

leftover watermelon

Leftover watermelon sitting in your fridge with no purpose? Do not panic, as there are many recipe options at your disposal where you can enjoy this juicy fruit in creative and delicious ways. You can make refreshing beverages or savory sweets – the choice is yours! Need some guidance?

Look no further than our compilation of inventive ideas sure to inspire culinary exploration. Attention epicures! We have an exciting adventure ahead of us – one that involves a juicy watermelon, some tasty ingredients, and a bit of imagination. Keep reading to learn what to do with leftover watermelon.


Unconventional Recipes

Leftover watermelon can be used to create a variety of delicious and unconventional recipes:

Watermelon Salsa

Chop your watermelon, and add chopped jalapeno, red onion, and fresh cilantro. For a zesty kick, squeeze in some fresh lime juice and season with salt. This salsa pairs well with tortilla chips or grilled chicken.

Watermelon Sorbet

A homemade Watermelon Sorbet can not only satisfy your sweet cravings but also help you beat the heat. Start by blending your leftover watermelon until smooth, then add some sugar and lime juice. Freeze the mixture in a shallow pan, stirring occasionally, and enjoy your Watermelon Sorbet as a refreshing and fruity dessert.


Refreshing Beverages

When life gives you leftover watermelon, quenching your thirst is definitely a priority. Turn your surplus fruit into a delightful selection of beverages to keep you cool and hydrated on those hot summer days.

Watermelon Lemonade

Blend your leftover watermelon into a smooth purée, and strain it to remove any seeds. Mix the watermelon juice with freshly squeezed lemon juice, some sugar, and cold water.

Watermelon Smoothie

Cut your watermelon into chunks and freeze them for a couple of hours. Next, blend the frozen watermelon pieces with your choice of fruits, such as strawberries or bananas, and a splash of milk or yogurt to create a creamy texture. If you want an extra touch of freshness, add some mint leaves to your blend. Your watermelon smoothie is now ready to be relished!

Watermelon Infused Water

Cut your leftover watermelon into small pieces, or use a melon baller to create attractive shapes. Place the watermelon pieces into a pitcher, and fill it with cold water.


Creative Desserts

Transform your leftover watermelon into delightful treats with these easy and delicious recipes.

Watermelon Granita

Simply mix watermelon, sugar, and fresh lime juice, strain the mixture, and freeze it, occasionally scraping it to achieve a snowy texture. Your light and flavorful granita is ready to serve.

Watermelon Ice Pops

Blend watermelon, sugar, and lemon juice until smooth. Pour the mixture into ice pop molds and freeze until firm. When it’s time to indulge, simply remove the ice pops from the molds and savor the delicious flavor of your homemade Watermelon Ice Pops.


Healthy Snacks

Watermelon Salad

Dice leftover watermelon into bite-sized pieces and combine with sliced cucumber, chopped mint, and grilled halloumi cheese. Drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice, and season with salt and pepper to complete this tasty dish.

Watermelon Bruschetta

Cube your leftover watermelon and mix it with diced red onion, crumbled feta cheese, chopped basil, and a touch of balsamic glaze. Serve atop toasted baguette slices.

Watermelon Skewers

Cut your leftover watermelon into chunks and slide them onto skewers, with other fruit like strawberries and kiwi or with grilled shrimp.

Written by Laurie Graves

Laurie is a 50-something wife and boy mom, who loves to share easy recipes, DIY home ideas, and food hacks. She truly believes that with a little inspiration, anyone can make their home and meals feel special.