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 Grape Tarragon Salad

    This is a perfect dish to bring to a summer potluck. It has a wonderful flavor with tarragon and honey. It is sure to be a winner.—Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

    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...


    Watermelon Rind Pickles

    "Waste not, want not" has always been smart advice—especially when it produces picked watermelon rind that's so refreshing. —Taste of...


    Frosty Watermelon Ice

    Here's a fun twist on watermelon. It's so refreshing on a summer day, and you don't have to worry about...


    Watermelon Jelly

    With its beautiful color and intense watermelon flavor, this jelly preserves summer to enjoy long after the cool weather arrives....

    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...


    Blueberry Watermelon Salsa

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


    Frozen Watermelon Lemon Cream Tarts

    These fruit tarts are so refreshing on a hot summer day! They are extremely healthy and convenient, and just a...


    Watermelon Granita

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


    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-Strawberry Cooler

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

    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....


    Spicy Shrimp & Watermelon Kabobs

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


    Melon-Berry Salad

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


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