10 Refreshing Summer Desserts


1) Mojito Watermelon (1 of 10)

Mojito Watermelon

1) Mojito Watermelon (1 of 10)


Summer is not the best time for creamy fudge squares or cakes slathered with layers of heavy frosting. You need refreshing dessert recipes that can withstand the scorching sun – or at least cool you down when you come inside.

Let’s start with one of our favorite refreshing summer desserts: mojito watermelon.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 strips of lime zest, sliced, plus 2 tablespoons of juice
  • 1/3 cup torn mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon of white sugar
  • 1/2 small watermelon with rind removed, sliced
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • Flaky sea salt


  1. Whisk lime juice, oil, and sugar in a bowl until combined, then season with kosher salt and black pepper.
  2. Drizzle whisked mixture over watermelon, then add mint, lime zest, and flaky sea salt.

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