Cool off with These 13 Watermelon Recipes

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Summer is here and it’s time to cool off and relax. When I think of hot summer days I always think of those iconic things that go with them; the beach, lemonade, picnics, and WATERMELON. If a fruit could be a king for a season, Watermelon would rule summer.

There is nothing like a cold, crisp, and sweet slice of watermelon on the dog days of summer. The great thing about watermelon is that it’s so easy. Slice it up and enjoy. There really isn’t much you need to do to it.

I think we can get a little stuck with watermelon. We only use it one way, and the thing is watermelon is extremely versatile. You can use it in a ton of ways, both savory and sweet.

So, in honor of the king of summer, I have discovered 13 mouth watering watermelon recipes. Step out of the box and be that awesome person at the picnic that brings watermelon lemonade or watermelon salsa!

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Watermelon Recipes

13 Watermelon Recipes

Watermelon Sweet Tea by Dixie Crystals

Sweet tea combined with fresh squeezed watermelon juice for a sweet summer beverage.Watermelon Recipes

Skinny Watermelon Sorbet by Skinny Ms. 

Watermelon is a wonderfully healthy fruit that contains enough water to hydrate, as well as vitamins C, A, and B6, and the lycopene often found in red, fleshy fruits. A hint of lemon juice gives a zesty edge to watermelon’s sweetness, resulting in the perfect flavor combination.Watermelon Recipes

Watermelon Lemonade by Cooking Classy 

It has the perfect amount of sweet and tart, and a delicious depth of mellow watermelon flavor.Watermelon Recipes

Watermelon Slushy by Nerdy Mamma 

A girl’s got to have an Easy Watermelon Slushy every once in a while to just–you know, spice things up.

Creamy Watermelon Coconut Milkshake by Cook Nourish Bliss 

Recipe for dairy free creamy watermelon coconut milkshake. With frozen watermelon, coconut milk, maple syrup and vanilla! Vegan! A fun summer treat!Watermelon Recipes

Berry-Watermelon Fruit Salad by Fork Knife Swoon 

This berry watermelon fruit salad is exactly the sort of non-recipe I make over and over again, all Summer long. Peak season fruit doesn’t need a whole lot (or often anything) to be spectacular – in this case just a light squeeze of fresh lime juice and a quick toss together before being eaten with a big spoon, preferably al fresco…Watermelon Recipes

Watermelon Salsa by Running In A Skirt 

Fresh watermelon shines in this 5 ingredient recipe for watermelon salsa.Watermelon Recipes

Watermelon Salad with Cucumbers, Feta, and Mint by The Mediterranean Dish 

An easy, fresh and super light Mediterranean watermelon salad. Three main ingredients: watermelon, cucumber, and feta cheese. But to take it to the next level, we add some fresh mint, basil, and a honey vinaigrette. The perfect dish for your next neighborhood party!

Watermelon Jam by Global Table Adventure 

I made a nice batch of jam from half a regular watermelon. Tastes like jarred sunshine. What a great gift to share with friends and family! Perhaps with a spot of tea.Watermelon Recipes

Watermelon Bruschetta by Host the Toast 

This sweet-and-savory Watermelon Bruschetta will make bring the party to everyone’s tastebuds! Perfect for summer, the cool watermelon and flavorful feta will make an unexpectedly delicious combination!

Grilled Watermelon and Feta Stacked Salad by Cooking for Keeps 

These watermelon stacked salads are another Grecian dish of what I previously pictured we’d find here in Greece, although I’ve come to find that the majority of dishes are much, much more down-home than this is.Watermelon Recipes

Watermelon Gazpacho by Happy Kitchen. Rocks

Refreshing and light watermelon gazpacho is a perfect vegan and raw summer soup. This easy recipe only takes 15 minutes to make!

Watermelon Green Tea Refresher by The Busy Baker 

When the weather turns warm it can be hard to resist all those sweet beverages at barbecues and parties – warm days call for a sweet and refreshing drink and unfortunately most cocktail-inspired beverages contain little more than empty calories. This Watermelon Green Tea Refresher is made from unsweetened green tea, fresh, ripe watermelon and a splash of lemon or lime juice so it’s thirst-quenching and full of
summery goodness without all that sugar!Watermelon Recipes
I hope you enjoy these 13 refreshing recipes!  Drop me a comment below and share with me your favorite way you enjoy eating watermelon. And since it’s summer time don’t forget to check out my 10 Pesto Recipes.

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7 Comments

  1. I will have to try out some of these recipes! They all looks so good I’m not sure which to choose first!

  2. Oh my god these all look absolutely insane!! I love me some watermelon but we just sold the car and I can’t be bothered to drag a whole melon back home on the train haha! Need to have a look whether they have some precut pieces x

    1. Haha no way…I love watermelon but I don’t know if I love watermelon enough to do all that. It would have to be one hard core craving. Hope you can find some pieces!

  3. Watermelon sorbet is on of my favorites. In my country, Greece we also eat a lot of watermelon with feta cheese and bread! Thanks for sharing Melissa!

    1. Oh that’s so awesome, Helene! How interesting watermelon, feta and bread. I bet it’s delicious!! I love all 3 of those things. Sweet, satly, and mmmm bread! haha Reminds me of some Sicilian salads/dishes. My parents are from Sicily and they would have simple but awesome dishes like that. 🙂

  4. I have to be honest I never thought so many things can be done with watermelon. Each Recipe looks amazing..! It is so hot this side of the world where I live and looking at these images I can’t wait to try out these recipes for myself. Nicely written and well explained, thanks to author!

    1. Thanks so much! Yeah when it’s super hot…watermelon is a life saver. It’s been over 100 here.