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 Beetle Convertible

What could be cooler than a convertible in the summer? You'll have so much fun when you make this watermelon...


Minty Watermelon Salad

My four year old twin grandchildren love to cook and create in the kitchen with me. Last summer, the three...


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...


Grilled Watermelon Gazpacho

This is the perfect starter for a summer dinner or a lunch meal. It's cool and tangy with a whole...

Contest-Winning Watermelon Salsa

“I entered this recipe in a local fair, and it took first place! This is one of my favorites because...


Watermelon Shark

Take a bite out of summer boredom with this kid-friendly food project. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Minted Melon Salad

People can't resist digging into a salad made with colorful summer fruits. The unique dressing is what makes this salad...


Melon Ambrosia

"Each time I serve this light and refreshing desert, it gets rave reviews," comments field editor Edie DeSpain from Logan,...


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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 and Tomato Salad

You cannot beat this light and refreshing salad on hot summer days. The combination of watermelon, cilantro, lime and tasty...

Watermelon Feta Flag Salad

Our family celebrates the Fourth of July with a watermelon salad that resembles the flag. Here’s an all-American centerpiece that’s...


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...


Mojito Marinated Fruit

All the flavors of the popular mojito cocktail are featured in this fantastic salad. After you eat the fruit, you’ll...


Blueberry Watermelon Salsa

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

Summer Buzz Fruit Salad

For picnics, cookouts and showers, we make a sweet salad of watermelon, cherries, blueberries and microgreens. No matter where I...


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...


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....