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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    Spicy Thai-Inspired Noodle Watermelon Salad

    1 review

    Our county is famous for its fabulous Green River melons. While you won’t find this unique and refreshing salad at the county fair, it’s definitely our favorite way to eat watermelon all summer long! —Carmell Childs, Orangeville, Utah

    Watermelon and Cucumber Salsa

    The combo of watermelon and cucumber may sound unusual—it tastes anything but! Eat the salsa with chips, or serve it...


    Watermelon Salad with Cinnamon Pretzel Crunch

    1 review

    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

    2 reviews

    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.

    Watermelon-Lime Cooler

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


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    Cool and Creamy Watermelon Pie

    42 reviews

    This simple pie is so refreshing that it never lasts long on warm summer days. Watermelon and a few convenience...


    Summer Splash Chicken Salad

    1 review

    When it’s too hot to eat inside, I head out to the patio. Shred some rotisserie chicken and toss with...


    Watermelon Margaritas

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


    Mandarin Watermelon Salad

    2 reviews

    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

    14 reviews

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


    Watermelon Baby Carriage

    3 reviews

    This fruit-filled carriage was made for my daughter's baby shower and was a huge hit. Fill it with any fruit...


    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...


    Frozen Watermelon Lemon Cream Tarts

    2 reviews

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


    Contest-Winning Watermelon Salsa

    5 reviews

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


    Strawberry Watermelon Slush

    21 reviews

    We like to relax on the back porch with glasses of my slush after a long, hot day. Strawberries and...


    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...


    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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    Strawberry Watermelon Lemonade

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


    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 Jelly

    8 reviews

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


    Mint Watermelon Salad

    10 reviews

    I invented this refreshing fruit salad one sultry afternoon while my friends were gathered around my pool. It was quick...


    Watermelon Granita

    5 reviews

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


    Quick Watermelon Cooler

    13 reviews

    Summer means cooling off with a slice of watermelon and a glass of cold lemonade. This combines two favorites in...