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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Summertime Watermelon Punch for a Crowd

I attended a patio party years ago where the hostess had a clever watermelon “bowl” with a scalloped edge and filled with this punch. It was the hit of the party, and she was kind enough to share the delicious punch recipe with me. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas

Watermelon Shrimp Salad

2 reviews

Sweet, spicy and easy to make, this salad travels well in a cooler to picnics and summer gatherings. I love...


Minty Watermelon Salad

2 reviews

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


Watermelon Sorbet

2 reviews

Summertime and watermelon go hand in hand. My melon sorbet is fresh, fruity and without the gluten and eggs you...


Watermelon Sherbet Smoothies

8 reviews

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

Watermelon Beetle Convertible

3 reviews

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


Contest-Winning Watermelon Salsa

7 reviews

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

Yellow Squash & Watermelon Salad

5 reviews

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


Watermelon Gazpacho

2 reviews

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


Mojito Marinated Fruit

6 reviews

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


Watermelon Margaritas

Summer’s best flavors get frosty in the cocktail we serve at all our backyard shindigs. We mix sun-ripened watermelon and...

Watermelon-Lime Cooler

When temps heat up, chill some glasses and cool down with a slushy blend of watermelon, lime and ginger ale....


Minty Watermelon-Cucumber Salad

29 reviews

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


Watermelon Granita

6 reviews

Say a sweet ‘ciao’ to summer with this light and airy Italian treat! Serve in pretty glasses garnished with wedges...


Blueberry Watermelon Salsa

3 reviews

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

2 reviews

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

Watermelon Feta Flag Salad

1 review

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


Juicy Watermelon Salad

15 reviews

This fruit salad has such a surprising yet fabulous mix of flavors that friends often ask for the recipe. Combine...


Watermelon and Tomato Salad

1 review

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


Strawberry Watermelon Lemonade

The nutrition department at my local hospital inspired me to create this refreshing summer sipper. I tweaked their recipe slightly...


Watermelon-Strawberry Cooler

2 reviews

My family gulps this frosty cooler because we love, love, love watermelon. The strawberries give it an extra pop. This...


Spicy Shrimp & Watermelon Kabobs

2 reviews

My three sons can polish off a watermelon in one sitting. Before they dig in, I set aside a few...