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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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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.
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Watermelon Margaritas

Watermelon Margaritas

Watermelon Margaritas

Summer’s best flavors get frosty in the party-sized cocktail we serve at all of our backyard shindigs. We mix sun-ripened watermelon and our favorite tequila with just the right amount of ice for a thick and boozy sipper that pairs perfectly with grilled fare. —Alicia Cummings, Marshalltown, Iowa

Watermelon Slush

Watermelon Slush

Watermelon Slush

This frosty treat makes a refreshing ending to a summer meal. Simply scoop the slushy mixture into bowls or tall glasses and tip with lemon-lime soda. —Elizabeth Montgomery of Allston, Massachusetts

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."
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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

Cool and Creamy Watermelon Pie

Cool and Creamy Watermelon Pie

Cool and Creamy Watermelon Pie

This simple pie is so refreshing that it never lasts long on warm summer days. Watermelon and a few convenience items make it a delightful dessert that doesn't take much effort. —Velma Beck, Carlinville, Illinois

Refreshing Grilled Chicken Salad

Refreshing Grilled Chicken Salad

Refreshing Grilled Chicken Salad

“This recipe is light, zippy and flavorful. It's a nice healthy salad that's great for a luncheon with friends.” And with blueberries, walnuts and olive oil, it's nutritionally exceptional, too. Denise Rasmussen - Salina, Kansas

Watermelon Baby Carriage

Watermelon Baby Carriage

Watermelon Baby Carriage

This fruit-filled carriage was made for my daughter's baby shower and was a huge hit. Fill it with any fruit you fancy and serve purchased poppy seed dressing alongside if you desire. —Angie Schaff, St. Anthony, North Dakota

Watermelon Salsa

Watermelon Salsa

Watermelon Salsa

From Kansas City Missouri, Pat Bremson relates, "This salsa is so good, I could just eat it with a spoon! It's wonderful over fish or chicken."

Pork with Watermelon Salsa

Pork with Watermelon Salsa

Pork with Watermelon Salsa

A colorful combination of watermelon, strawberries, kiwifruit and peaches makes a sweet salsa that's ideal to serve alongside grilled pork basted with peach preserves.

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

Summer Melon Salsa

Summer Melon Salsa

Summer Melon Salsa

From Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, Sue Gronholz notes, "I've been experimenting with lots of different fruit salsa recipes, and this one is so good." The refreshing blend of melons is complemented by a slight jalapeno kick. TIP: "We like it with lime-flavored tortilla chips, but it's also delicious over grilled chicken," adds Sue.

Mojito Marinated Fruit

Mojito Marinated Fruit

Mojito Marinated Fruit

All the flavors of the popular mojito cocktail are featured in this fantastic salad. After you eat the fruit, you’ll want to sip the luscious syrup! —Marcy Griffith, Excelsior, Minnesota

Artie The Airplane

Artie The Airplane

Artie The Airplane

Need a centerpiece at your next summer get-together? Try this wonderful watermelon! It is so easy and will amaze your guests. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Spicy Watermelon Salsa

Spicy Watermelon Salsa

Spicy Watermelon Salsa

I threw this together after an overzealous trip to the farmers 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
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