The Fourth of July may be but a firework-studded glorious memory, but the foods of summer are still in full swing! There's plenty of time for fire-grilled burgers, lobster rolls in served hot dog buns (of course!), and fresh, juicy watermelon.
Although many might say the perfect way to serve watermelon is just to cut yourself a wedge and dig in, there are some who can't help but gild the lily. The trick is doing that by enhancing the watermelon's natural sweet flavor and naturally spongy texture without competing with it. The last thing you want to do is cover up all that delicious, juicy watermelon taste. To that effect, the most popular watermelon recipe on Pinterest is firing on all cylinders. Plus, it's a cinch to make with your kids.
These fruit sparklers from Tastes Better from Scratch are simple enough to make with even the youngest food-lovers in your life, cute enough to serve at a party, and delicious enough to crave year-round. They have been saved over 100,000 times on Pinterest this year alone.
Just use your favorite cookie cutter to cut discs of watermelon into fanciful shapes (stars are used here, but if you love hearts or butterflies, you do your thing!) then thread them onto wooden skewers with ripe blueberries. The glory of this is how versatile it is. Mix up the ingredients by adding mango, peaches, or even something savory like mozzarella cheese to complement the watermelon.
See it on Pinterest: Fruit Sparklers from Tastes Better from Scratch
Still looking for ideas? Make sure to check out the ideas below from Kitchn. Remember that watermelon doesn't need to be served in sweet preparations — it's equally delicious when served with sharp, spicy, or savory flavors.