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 Salad with Cinnamon Pretzel Crunch

This watermelon salad is such a wonderful side dish during the hot summer, especially here in Texas. My family loves...


Creamy Watermelon Smoothie

I love this refreshing watermelon smoothie recipe and the bright, summery flavor. The key is to freeze the watermelon cubes...


28 Quick Watermelon Recipes

Cool down quick this summer with these easy watermelon recipes.


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...

Watermelon Shrimp Salad

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


How to Make Our Refreshing Watermelon Juice Recipe

Love a cool slice of watermelon? You have to try making this easy watermelon juice recipe.

Our Most Refreshing Watermelon Salads

Pieces of crisp and juicy watermelon star in these watermelon salad recipes. Try one of these unique dishes for your...


This Simple Trick Makes It Easy to Carve a Watermelon

Sure, you could just slice away with wild abandon. But learning how to carve a watermelon with this trick will...


13 Savory Ways to Enjoy Watermelon

Watermelon is more versatile than you think.


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This No-Bake Watermelon Pie Is Cool, Creamy and Oh-So Sweet

Learn how to whip up a creamy watermelon pie that's as pretty and pink as it is tasty!

23 Extra-Refreshing Watermelon Recipes

Summer doesn't start until you take a bite out of a big, juicy watermelon. But if you're looking for more...


Watermelon Beetle Convertible

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


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...


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...

Watermelon Sorbet

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


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...


Watermelon Margaritas

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


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...

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Juicy Watermelon Salad

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


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-Lime Cooler

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


Sonoran Sunset Watermelon Ice

If you didn’t think watermelon and cilantro could go together in a dessert, this recipe will give you a pleasant...


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...


Strawberry Watermelon Lemonade

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