Still need a stiff drink to deal with the current political climate? Or want to try something new and refreshing while you distract yourself from reading President Trump’s daily tweets? We got you covered so you don’t feel so melon-choly; remember, you have the staple summer fruit – watermelon – in your diet for the next two months! Here are 12 delicious recipes that will have your taste buds thanking you in no time.
We still have a couple of months to wait before carving pumpkins for Halloween, but that doesn’t mean we can’t keep our carving skills on point this summer. Turn a whole watermelon into a homemade keg that’s perfect for any backyard function. Optional: You can even add your favorite spirits(s) to the mix. Find the recipe here.
Watermelon Poke Bowl
When some of President Trump’s latest claims sound a little fishy, it’s time to go into the kitchen and cut up some watermelon cubes so you can add them to this raw fish salad. Find the recipe here.
Does the latest news about Trump make you wanna scream? Try putting some of this watermelon jerky in your face and chew on it until you can get to another rally. There, doesn't that feel better? Find the recipe here.
Watermelon Mojito with Fresh Mint
Tired of a long day fighting for the #resistance? Grab some mint leaves and make yourself a nice mojito within 15 minutes – you deserve it. Find the recipe here.
Watermelon BBQ Sauce
Slather on this easy-to-make BBQ sauce on something delicious, right off the grill. (And the prep time is only 15 minutes, so you have plenty of time left to call your Senator!) Find the recipe here.
Run to your nearest grocery store and stock up on your favorite ice cream flavors to make this delectable treat. And maybe if you drink the milkshake fast enough, you’ll get a brain freeze and forget about the Trump presidency for a few seconds. Find the recipe here.
Watermelon Feta Salad with Balsamic Reduction
This is BUST Editor-in-Chief's Debbie's favorite recipe in the world; it's so delicious that you are going to want to strip naked and jump into a bowl full of it. Plain and simple. Optional: Add Anise Hyssop leaves into the mix for an even tastier meal. Find the recipe here.
Tequila Soaked Watermelon Salsa
It doesn’t matter if it’s in a bowl or in a taco shell – this twist on salsa is amazing and just what’s needed for the summer. Find the recipe here.
Watermelon Sandwich Wraps
Everyone knows the current administration is full of boloney, but who would’ve thought you could replace the tomatoes in your sandwiches with diced or sliced watermelon? #ingenious. Find the recipe here.
Sometimes you just gotta blast Jimmy Buffet’s “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” and treat yo’ self to this three-ingredient margarita – no matter what time of day it is. Find the recipe here.
Watermelon Rind Stir Fry
Who said the rinds from a watermelon were useless? Remember to save them, instead of throwing them out, so you can make a scrumptious stir fry. Find the recipe here.
Watermelon Rind Pickles
While you wait for President Trump to get himself into a pickle, take those leftover rinds so you can make your own watermelon rind pickles that need to be refrigerated overnight once properly prepared. Find the recipe here.
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Erin DeGregorio is a student pursuing an M.A. Degree in Journalism at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism (New York, New York). She has a focus in arts and culture reporting and will be graduating in December 2017. Her portfolio of select clips can be viewed here.