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.

Staff Picks

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.

Refreshing Cucumber Watermelon Salad

Rating: 4.48 stars
I make this for all of my summer picnics, a huge hit!

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: 4.67 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.

Watermelon and Blue Cheese Salad

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

Watermelon Milkshake

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

Jewel's Watermelon Margaritas

Rating: 4.7 stars
This is the non-frozen version of my watermelon margaritas. These are so amazing and refreshing on hot summer days. To make a virgin version, omit the tequila and use a lemon-lime soda.

Watermelon Fire and Ice Salsa

Rating: 4.56 stars
Juicy watermelon replaces tomatoes in this salsa that's simultaneously cool and spicy hot -- perfect for a summer barbeque. Serve it with tortilla chips, or use it as a topping for grilled chicken or fish.

Inspiration and Ideas

Chef John's Watermelon Agua Fresca

Rating: 4.35 stars

This is my all-time favorite summertime drink. When it's hot and humid and you're totally parched, there's nothing as refreshing, as revitalizing, and as restorative as ice-cold watermelon agua fresca. It's one of life's great drinkable pleasures.