Watermelon Recipes

Watermelon is more versatile than you may give it credit for! Try one of more than 190 refreshing recipes, from watermelon salads and salsas to cocktails and other drinks, plus watermelon desserts.

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Watermelon Mojitos

Rating: 5 stars
Is there anything more summery than a fresh, juicy watermelon? This mojito is perfect for summertime parties, BBQs, birthdays, and girls' nights. It's refreshing, delicious, and super easy to make on a hot day...not to mention it looks beautiful in your glass! So why not kick back, relax, and enjoy a tall glass of this mouthwatering cocktail and watch as your stresses just melt away. Garnish glasses with lime slices, mint, and watermelon slices if desired.

French Watermelon

Rating: 4.8 stars
This is a simple summer watermelon recipe. Great at parties and picnics!

Watermelon Caprese Appetizer

Rating: 4.73 stars
A refreshing appetizer for the summer, my family loved this so much they ate more than a serving each. Also great for those who love the flavor of caprese but aren't huge fans of tomatoes.

Watermelon Tomato Salsa

Rating: 4.8 stars
Terrific fruit salsa mix. Be sure to seed the tomatoes, otherwise it will be too watery. There is never anything left of this...it seems to appeal to all tastes.

Spicy Watermelon

Rating: 4.07 stars
This Latino dish makes a refreshing summer snack with a surprising combination of flavors! Children love it.

Watermelon Pink Lemonade

Rating: 4.67 stars
It's pink lemonade with a watermelon flavor. Really good!

Watermelon Sherbet

Rating: 4.66 stars
The flavor of watermelon comes through beautifully in this homemade sherbet recipe.

Watermelon Agua Fresca

Rating: 4.57 stars
This is a drink served throughout Mexico. It is made with several different fruits. This is a watermelon drink.

Refreshing Watermelon Salad

Rating: 4.48 stars
Surprising yet delicious combination of ingredients that can be had as a starter salad, healthy snack or a light meal.

Refreshing Watermelon Lemonade Slush

Rating: 4.25 stars
Whenever I have excess seasonal fruit, I freeze it in chunks for fast and easy slushes and smoothies. Here's a delicious way to use up some watermelon.

Watermelon Milkshake

Rating: 3.95 stars
A cold refreshing drink on a hot summer day.

Watermelon and Blue Cheese Salad

Rating: 4.83 stars
Refreshing summer salad of watermelon and blue cheese. Great for summer picnics.

Inspiration and Ideas

10 Gorgeous Watermelon Drinks

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Watermelon Lime Agua Fresca

Rating: 4.56 stars

A very refreshing drink. You may also use cantaloupe or honeydew melon. These taste like the juices served in authentic Mexican restaurants. Serve in tall glasses over ice.