28 Watermelon Recipes To Refresh Your Menu

This collection of best watermelon recipes showcases how versatile this amazing summer fruit can be. From refreshing salads and delightful drinks to creative ways to use the rind, watermelon is perfect for adding a burst of summer flavour to your menu!


Best watermelon recipes and recipes with watermelon
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Watermelon Recipes You Can’t Miss

If you like watermelon, you’re in luck! I’ve curated 30 sensational watermelon recipes perfect for summer or whenever this fruit is abundant. From refreshing salads to cool drinks and unique desserts, these recipes highlight the versatility of watermelon. Whether you’re hosting a BBQ, looking for a quick snack, or want a refreshing drink, there’s something here for everyone.

I chose each recipe in this roundup for its unique take on using watermelon, whether it’s paired with tangy feta, spicy Tajin, or blended into a gazpacho. Watermelon’s sweet and juicy nature makes it a fantastic ingredient in a variety of dishes, and these recipes show just how delicious it can be. I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as I do and find some new favourites for your summer table!


Watermelon Salads

Watermelon Salad With Feta, Cucumber, And Mint

Watermelon Salad With Feta, Cucumber, And Mint
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This salad combines the sweetness of watermelon with the crispness of cucumber, the tangy taste of feta, and the cool flavour of mint. It’s a refreshing dish you can easily make for gatherings. Recipe from The Mediterranean Dish.

Blackened Chicken Watermelon Salad

Blackened Chicken Watermelon Salad
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Looking for a healthy meal? Juicy grilled chicken topped with a sweet and tangy watermelon vinaigrette is a go-to. The vinaigrette’s fresh flavours make this salad a real stunner. Recipe from How Sweet Eats.

Watermelon & Tomato-Basil Salad

Watermelon And Tomato-Basil Salad
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This salad is a summer classic with a twist, combining watermelon, tomatoes, and basil. It’s light, flavourful, and perfect for a hot day. Recipe from Dishing Out Health.

Watermelon & Berry Salad

Watermelon And Berry Salad
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A vibrant mix of watermelon and berries, this salad is as beautiful as it is delicious. It’s sweet, juicy, and a hit at any BBQ. Recipe from Spoonful Of Flavor.

Watermelon Cucumber Salad With Strawberries & Feta

Watermelon Cucumber Salad With Strawberries And Feta
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This salad is a flavour explosion with watermelon, cucumber, strawberries, and feta. It’s a colourful, refreshing dish that you can make in 15 minutes. Recipe from Crowded Kitchen.

Spicy Watermelon Salad With Cilantro & Lime

Spicy Watermelon Salad With Cilantro And Lime
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A spicy kick makes this watermelon salad stand out. I love how the cilantro and lime add a zesty twist. Recipe from Nyssa’s Kitchen.


Canapes & Appetizers With Watermelon

Watermelon Canapés

Watermelon Canapés
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These adorable watermelon canapés are perfect for entertaining. They’re simple, elegant, and sure to impress your guests. Recipe from Preppy Kitchen.

Tajin Watermelon

Tajin Watermelon
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If you want a quick and easy snack, this Tajin watermelon recipe is a must-try. It’s spicy, tangy, and sweet – everything you want in a bite! Recipe from Front Range Fed.

Watermelon Gazpacho

Watermelon Gazpacho
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This watermelon gazpacho is cool and refreshing, adding a unique twist to the classic cold soup. It’s a perfect appetizer for a summer meal. Recipe from Gimme Some Oven.

Watermelon Salsa

Watermelon Salsa
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This watermelon salsa is great with chips, or you can try using it as a topping for grilled meats like I did. It’s a sweet, spicy, and refreshing change from regular salsa. Recipe from The Gunny Sack.


Sweet Treats

Fresh Mint Ice Cream & Salted Watermelon Granita

Fresh Mint Ice Cream And Salted Watermelon Granita
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This homemade ice cream pairs the cool taste of fresh mint with sweet watermelon for a truly refreshing treat. It’s a must-try for summer dessert lovers! Recipe from B. Sweet Dessert Boutique.

Watermelon Gelato

Watermelon Gelato
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I like this simple yet delicious watermelon gelato because it just uses two ingredients. It’s a creamy, dreamy way to beat the heat! Recipe from Dreena Burton.

Watermelon Smoothie Bowl

Watermelon Smoothie Bowl
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Start your day with this refreshing watermelon smoothie bowl, packed with fruits and a hint of coconut. It’s as beautiful as it is delicious. Recipe from Crowded Kitchen.

Watermelon Popsicles

Watermelon Popsicles
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These homemade watermelon popsicles are a fun and healthy treat for kids and adults alike. I make these when I want something cool on a hot day! Recipe from Simple Green Smoothies.

Sicilian Watermelon Pudding (Gelo Di Melone)

Sicilian Watermelon Pudding (Gelo Di Melone)
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This creamy watermelon pudding is a unique dessert that’s both refreshing and satisfying. It’s a delightful end to any meal! Recipe from Food Nouveau.

Watermelon Cake with Summer Berries

Watermelon Cake with Summer Berries
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If you want a show-stopping dessert, try this watermelon cake adorned with summer berries. It’s healthy and delicious, and a refreshing ender at outdoor parties! Recipe from A Girl Defloured.


Watermelon Drinks

Smoky Watermelon Lemon Margarita

Smoky Watermelon Lemon Margarita
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This smoky watermelon lemon margarita is a refreshing cocktail with a unique twist. It’s the perfect drink for summer gatherings! Recipe from Half-Baked Harvest.

Watermelon Sangria

Watermelon Sangria
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Watermelon sangria is the ultimate summer drink, blending fresh fruit flavours with a touch of wine. Cheers to easy and delicious! Recipe from The Salty Marshmallow.

Spicy Watermelon Mojito Mocktail

Spicy Watermelon Mojito Mocktail
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I like a drink with a kick, and this spicy watermelon mojito mocktail is just the one. It’s a refreshing, alcohol-free summer drink, perfect for everyone to enjoy! Recipe from Orchids + Sweet Tea.

Watermelon Peach Mocktail

Watermelon Peach Mocktail
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On a Whole30 diet? This mocktail is Whole30-approved! It’s a watermelon peach drink that’s sweet, tangy, and perfect for people on the program. Recipe from I Heart Umami.

Strawberry Chia Watermelon Smoothie

Strawberry Chia Watermelon Smoothie
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Start your day with a refreshing and healthy smoothie! This nutritious and yummy drink is packed with strawberries, chia seeds, and watermelon. Recipe from Minimalist Baker.

Watermelon Agua Fresca

Watermelon Agua Fresca
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A classic Mexican drink, this watermelon agua fresca is light, refreshing, and super easy to make. You can’t go wrong with this on a hot summer day! Recipe from Dinner At The Zoo.


Recipes With Watermelon Rind

Pickled Watermelon Rind

Pickled Watermelon Rind
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Don’t waste that rind! This pickled watermelon rind recipe is a tangy, crunchy delight that’s perfect for snacking or adding to salads. Recipe from Just One Cookbook.

Candied Watermelon Rind or Watermelon Rind Jam

Candied Watermelon Rind or Watermelon Rind Jam
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Did you know you can transform watermelon rind into a delicious jam or candy? This recipe is a sweet, sustainable way to use every part of the watermelon! Recipe from Where Is My Spoon.

Watermelon Rind Majjige Huli (Watermelon Yoghurt Curry)

Watermelon Rind Majjige Huli (Watermelon Yoghurt Curry)
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This South Indian dish uses watermelon rind in a tangy, flavourful yoghurt curry. You won’t have to throw away that rind anymore! Recipe from Cook With Smile.

Watermelon Rind Recipe (Tarbooz Ki Sabzi)

Watermelon Rind Recipe (Tarbooz Ki Sabzi)
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Another Indian recipe you can try is the tarbooz ki sabzi. It’s a delicious, spiced vegetable dish that uses watermelon rind. Recipe from Kitchen & Other Stories.

Watermelon Rind Kimchi

Watermelon Rind Kimchi
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This recipe combines watermelon rind with traditional kimchi flavours for a tangy, spicy side dish. It’s a fun twist on classic kimchi! Recipe from Funky Asian Kitchen.

Watermelon Rind Stir Fry

Watermelon Rind Stir Fry
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A crunchy, flavourful dish you should try is this watermelon rind stir fry. It’s a quick and easy way to make the most of your watermelon. Recipe from Garlic Head.


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Irena Macri
By Irena Macri

About the author: Hi, I’m Irena Macri. I share delicious recipes that I have cooked and loved. I am a published cookbook author, have been food blogging for over 10 years and have a Diploma in Nutrition. You will find many healthy recipes as well as my favourite comfort food. More about me here | Subscribe to my newsletter and freebies

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