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 Shrimp Salad

Sweet, spicy and easy to make, this salad travels well in a cooler to picnics and summer gatherings. I love the combination of flavors, the colorful presentation, and of course, I love to see the happy faces of my guests once they've tried it. —Judy Batson, Tampa, Florida

Minty Watermelon Salad

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


Watermelon Beetle Convertible

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


Grilled Watermelon Gazpacho

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


Yellow Squash & Watermelon Salad

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

Watermelon Gazpacho

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


Mojito Marinated Fruit

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

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...


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....


Minted Melon Salad

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


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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 Shark

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


Summer Buzz Fruit Salad

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


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...


Melon Ambrosia

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


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...


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...


Melon-Berry Salad

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


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....