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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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I first made this for a family reunion, and now it's always requested for our family gatherings. The sweet and tangy lemonade-pudding coating goes well with any fruit, so feel free to substitute your favorites. —Rhonda Eads, Jasper, Indiana
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Spicy Watermelon Salsa

Spicy Watermelon Salsa

Spicy Watermelon Salsa

I threw this together after an overzealous trip to the farmer's market! My family loved it from the first bite You can serve it right away but the best flavor is achieved after letting the salsa rest in the refrigerator for a few hours. —Andrea Heyart, Aubrey, Texas

Mint Watermelon Salad

Mint Watermelon Salad

Mint Watermelon Salad

I invented this refreshing fruit salad one sultry afternoon while my friends were gathered around my pool. It was quick and easy to prepare and disappeared from their plates even quicker. Even the kids loved it! —Antoinette DuBeck, Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania

Watermelon Gazpacho

Watermelon Gazpacho

Watermelon Gazpacho

“This is a delightfully simple, elegant dish. Serve as a side or with pita and hummus for a meal. It’s so refreshing-guests will love it!” Nicole Deelah - Nashville, Tennessee
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Chilly Melon Cups

Chilly Melon Cups

Chilly Melon Cups

"This cool treat is stored in the freezer so it's always handy," says field editor Katie Koziolek of Hartland, Minnesota." It's a great way to use what's left from a fruit platter or melon boat."

Watermelon-Strawberry Cooler

Watermelon-Strawberry Cooler

Watermelon-Strawberry Cooler

My family gulps this frosty cooler because we love, love, love watermelon. The strawberries give it an extra pop. This is a perfect drink for Texas heat. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas

Watermelon Spinach Salad

Watermelon Spinach Salad

Watermelon Spinach Salad

Dark green spinach leaves provide a rich backdrop for brilliant raspberries, cubed watermelon and sliced almonds in this eye-appealing salad. The light vinaigrette is the perfect way to dress up summer's finest produce.

Rainbow Melon Julep

Rainbow Melon Julep

Rainbow Melon Julep

Three different kinds of melons make up this colorful fruit medley. Lime juice and soda, plus a hint of mint, season this pretty citrus salad from Sue Ross of Casa Grande, Arizona.

Poppy Seed Fruit Salad

Poppy Seed Fruit Salad

Poppy Seed Fruit Salad

Almonds add a nice crunch to this pretty salad that's always a hit when I sere it. It's refreshing and goes with just about anything. The sweet-tart dressing can be used with any combination of fruits. -Edie DeSpain Logan, Utah

Watermelon Ambrosia

Watermelon Ambrosia

Watermelon Ambrosia

Colorful watermelon, pineapple, fruit cocktail, maraschino cherries and more are combined in this eye-catching fruit salad that's sure to take center stage at your next summer buffet! —Sandy leversee, Apache Junction, Arizona



Cucumber Melon Salad

Cucumber Melon Salad

Cucumber Melon Salad

This colorful salad is tangy and delicious. The unexpected combination is such a pleasant surprise. You can use whatever type of melon you have on hand.

Banana Split Fruit Salad

Banana Split Fruit Salad

Banana Split Fruit Salad

Let these whimsical parfaits celebrate the end of a work week and the beginning of a wonderful weekend! Watermelon, bananas and raspberries make for a tasty and healthy treat.

Watermelon Herb Salsa

Watermelon Herb Salsa

Watermelon Herb Salsa

A burst of fresh flavor comes your way in this unique summer salsa sparked with cilantro, basil and mint. It's delicious served over chicken. —Ann Chan, Augusta, Georgia. Romance to serve this over chicken.

Tomato-Melon Chicken Salad

Tomato-Melon Chicken Salad

Tomato-Melon Chicken Salad

Nothing says summer like picking watermelon, tomatoes and raspberries, then tossing them together in a salad. The addition of grilled chicken makes it a satisfying yet still summery meal. —Betsy Hite, Wilton, California
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