Watermelon Recipes

Refreshing watermelon can be enjoyed by the whole family with these watermelon recipes, including ideas for desserts, drinks, salads, salsa, gazpacho, slushies, melon balls and more.

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Watermelon and Cucumber Salsa

The combo of watermelon and cucumber may sound unusual, but it tastes anything but! Eat the salsa with chips, or serve it as a topper with hot dogs or chicken tacos for a refreshing change of pace. —Suzanne Curletto, Walnut Creek, California

Watermelon Sherbet Smoothies

These fast-to-fix smoothies have become a summertime tradition for my sons. There's nothing quite as refreshing as these chilly drinks...


Watermelon Salsa with Wonton Chips

We love to feature summer produce in this salsa of avocado, watermelon and raspberries. Take it to a get-together and...


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Watermelon and Spinach Salad

Summer's the perfect time to toss up this watermelon salad. You'd never expect it, but spinach is awesome here. Eat...


Watermelon Grape Tarragon Salad

This is a perfect dish to bring to a summer potluck. It has a wonderful flavor with tarragon and honey....

Mandarin Watermelon Salad

Fruit tossed with feta? U-betcha, nothing betta’! Fresh mint, cilantro and parsley add the perfect pop. I’m always looking for...


Summer Splash Chicken Salad

When it’s too hot to eat inside, I head out to the patio. Shred some rotisserie chicken and toss with...

Blueberry Watermelon Salsa

Shake things up this season with our Test Kitchen's fruity take on a classic treat. This salsa combines traditional corn...


Minty Watermelon-Cucumber Salad

Capturing the fantastic flavors of summer, this refreshing, beautiful watermelon-cucumber salad will be the talk of any picnic or potluck....


Watermelon Gazpacho

This is a delightfully simple, elegant dish. Serve as a side or with pita and hummus for a meal. It’s...


Yellow Squash & Watermelon Salad

I always enjoy taking this healthy option to parties and potlucks, and people really seem to appreciate it. No oil...

Ancho Garlic Steaks with Summer Salsa

The first time I tasted this, I was amazed how well the blueberries and watermelon went with the peppery steak....


Mixed Fruit with Lemon-Basil Dressing

A slightly savory dressing really complements the sweet fruit in this recipe. I also use the dressing on salad greens....


Spicy Watermelon Salsa

I threw this together after an overzealous trip to the farmers market! My family loved it from the first bite....


Melon-Berry Salad

The best way to cool down on a warm day is with a chilled fruit salad. Serve this one for...