Mouthwatering Watermelon Recipes

We're wild for watermelon! Everyone loves it sliced, but have you tried it in your desserts, in a soup, or on a salad? Try our delicious watermelon recipes that feature summer's most refreshing fruit.

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    Delicious Fat-Free Watermelon Sherbet

    Cool down this summer with in-season watermelon sherbet. With only four ingredients, this cool watermelon treat is easy, delicious, and bursting with refreshing flavor. Even better, it's a budget-friendly option, too!

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    Grilled Chicken with Watermelon Glaze

    Try a spicy red pepper-watermelon glaze on your next grilled chicken recipe. Apple jelly and a hint of lime add sweet flavor to this unique summer dish.

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    Watermelon Fruit Salad

    There's no easier way to use up sweet watermelon than in a potluck-perfect fruit salad. Honey, basil, and red wine vinegar coat the colorful fruit medley.

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    Watermelon Martinis

    Transform sweet, ripe watermelon into a refreshing summer delight with our wow-worthy watermelon martinis. Just add a splash of liquor and a hint of lime juice to the farmers market fruit to make this 150-calorie libation the perfect summer drink.

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    Mini Gyro Burgers with Watermelon-Feta Salad

    You probably haven't had a burger like this before. Mint, watermelon, and feta add unique flavors that complement the seasoned half-lamb-half-turkey blend.

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    Pork Tacos with Spicy Watermelon Salsa

    Amp up a ho-hum taco with our homemade watermelon salsa. The spectacular spicy-sweet topper is filled with chopped Anaheim peppers, fresh cilantro, and watermelon.

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    Watermelon-Berry Sorbet

    Pair watermelon with your favorite summer berries in this easy, icy dessert. With fewer than 100 calories per serving, it's a summery treat you can feel good about serving to your family.

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    Caprese Watermelon Salad

    Summer calls for simple, and while this watermelon salad may be easy, you'll be craving it all season long. Watermelon, mozzarella, basil, and balsamic -- that's all you need.

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    Watermelon Margarita

    Add a fresh hit to fan-favorite margaritas with sweet watermelon. A double dose of the fruit (both juice and frozen watermelon cubes) guarantees bright summer flavor in every sip.

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    Watermelon Pickles

    Next time you dig in to a plateful of watermelon, don't toss out your leftover rinds. When sliced and soaked in white vinegar and cinnamon, the pale green sections make a delicious snack year-round.

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    Watermelon Margarita Pops

    These popsicles with an adults-only twist are just what you need for summer. Combine orange juice, tequila, orange zest, and sugar, then drizzle all over watermelon wedges.

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    Lemon-Watermelon Bites

    Make the perfect summer snack with our three-ingredient watermelon bites. Simply top watermelon chunks with goat cheese, drizzle with lemon-flavored olive oil, and dig in!

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    Flatbread Panzanella with Watermelon, Feta, and Mint

    Add a unique twist to panzanella, a classic bread salad, with fresh, juicy watermelon. Serve this healthy side dish with your favorite cooked protein for a fully balanced meal thanks to the veggies, grains, fruit, and dairy in every bite.

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    Watermelon Soup with Fresh Mint

    Soup in the summertime? You bet! Try our simple two-step watermelon soup at your next family meal. This sweet time-saver can be served as an appetizer or with vanilla yogurt as a dessert.

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    Melon-Hibiscus Gelato

    Sweet watermelon, fragrant hibiscus, and zesty orange peel transform this light-as-air frozen treat into an even more indulgent affair. Just one scoop of the homemade gelato will have you instantly refreshed on any hot summer day.

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    Watermelon Cooler

    It's summertime, and nothing's more delicious than ice-cold punch poolside. Enjoy our light, minty grape cooler packed with watermelon slices and lime juice.

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    Watermelon-Prosciutto Bites

    Salty prosciutto and creamy goat cheese give summer's favorite fruit an Italian twist. Sprinkle with pepper and serve with mini skewers or toothpicks for an elegant starter.

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    Melon with Fruit Salsa

    A plethora of fruits star in this simple salsa. A pop of jalapeno pepper adds kick to an otherwise sweet fruit topper. Cool it down with lemon-lime sorbet.

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    Spicy Watermelon Salad

    This salad isn't just a work of art, it's also packed full of fruit and veggies. And because it's flavored with olive oil, lime juice, and balsamic vinegar, it clocks in at just over 100 cals per serving.

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    Watermelon Sorbet

    One cup lime, one cup sugar, one cup water, and one cup raspberries combine with not one, but two cups chopped watermelon to make this frozen dessert.

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    Watermelon-Mint Salad

    Make this fruity salad if you're looking for something fancy and refreshing -- mint leaves give this salad an extra zip.

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    Watermelon Salad

    As refreshing sides go, this easy watermelon salad hits it out of the park. Grape juice gives a hint of sweet pucker, while mint and feta add fresh, savory flavor.

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    Homemade Gyros with Watermelon-Feta Salad

    Whoa. Not only are these sandwiches absolutely delicious, but they also feature ingredients from all five food groups.

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    Tomatillo-Watermelon Salad

    A little salty, a little sweet, this flavor-packed salad is anything but boring. We're talking queso fresco, a hint of lime, some fresh mint, and a kick of fresh jalapeno chile pepper.

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    Watermelon-Tomato Gazpacho

    Gazpacho may not typically be fruity, but you don't know what you're missing. This chilled watermelon soup is perfectly refreshing on a hot summer day.

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    Watermelon Sherbet Shake

    Grab just five ingredients you probably already have on hand (everyone should have watermelon at all times during the summer!) and whip up this creamy slushy.

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    Watermelon Salsa

    This salsa is almost as easy to make as it is to unscrew a jar of store-bought chip dip. Just combine three ingredients -- watermelon, green onions, and lime -- and chill.

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    Watermelon-Mint Coolers

    Sit outside and enjoy the sun while you sip on this nonalcoholic drink. Or if it's an adults-only party, add 2 cups of white rum, then swap in club soda for the ginger ale.

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    Watermelon-Kiwi Pops

    Though it may not be a competition, prepare to have the most adorable ice pops on the block. Plus, your kids will have no idea you're basically serving them blended fruit.

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    Watermelon-Raspberry Jelly

    Once you make this simple jelly, there are no limits to what you can put it on. We suggest topping ice cream, yogurt, pudding ... the list goes on and on.

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    Watermelon Agua Fresca

    This watermelon water might end up being the only drink refreshing enough to sip all summer long.

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    Shrimp and Watermelon Salad

    Take a trip to the sea with this fruity summer salad. Paired with fresh thyme, bok choy, and grape tomatoes, juicy watermelon adds just the right amount of sweetness to the healthy salad recipe.

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