12 Watermelon Recipes To Help You Survive The Trump Administration

by Erin DeGregorio

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.


Keg with liquor 2012Photo courtesy of Stephanie Barlow

Watermelon Keg

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 bowlPhoto: Watermelon.org

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.


watermelon jerkyPhoto: Produce Made Simple

Watermelon Jerky

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 mintPhoto: Diane Hoffmaster

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 saucePhoto: Yummy Healthy Eating

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.


Watermelon Milkshake 2017Photo courtesy of Stephanie Barlow

Watermelon Milkshake

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 saladPhoto: Jessica in the Kitchen

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.


watermelon salsaPhoto: Half Baked Harvest

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.


Wraps 2013Photo courtesy of Stephanie Barlow

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.


watermelon margaritaPhoto: Minimalist Baker

Watermelon Margarita

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 stir fryPhoto: Watermelon Board

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 picklesPhoto: Alton Brown

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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