Watermelon Recipes

As versatile as they are delicious, our favorite watermelon recipes will be the summer treat you've been looking for.

The Wonders of Watermelon

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The Wonders of Watermelon

There's nothing better than biting into a juicy piece of fresh watermelon on a hot, summer day. We've incorporated the sweet flavors of this luscious melon into a variety of drinks, salsas, salads, and more that are perfect for any warm-weather gathering.

First up is Summer Pea, Watermelon, and Farro Salad. This unusual combination brings the delicious fresh flavors of sweet watermelon and peas to farro and pecorino cheese. Try it as your next grain salad standout at the neighborhood cookout. If you don’t think it’s unusual enough, try it with a sweet yellow watermelon to turn a few heads.

View Recipe: Summer Pea, Watermelon, and Farro Salad

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Watermelon Margaritas

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Watermelon Margaritas

Because of the sweetness of the watermelon this margarita doesn't need much sugar, so one glass has only 105 calories. A little bit of fresh lime juice brightens the drink and adds a welcome tanginess. For a special touch, rim your glasses with sugar and garnish with lime wedges and watermelon balls.

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Heirloom Tomato, Watermelon, and Peach Salad

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Heirloom Tomato, Watermelon, and Peach Salad

This summer salad features seasonal tomatoes, watermelon, and peaches to create a sensationally delicious side dish that's appropriate for any occasion.

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Watermelon-Jalapeño Ice Pops

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Watermelon-Jalapeño Ice Pops

Sweet meets heat in this summer-ready popsicle recipe. A bit of pectin helps keep all the ingredients incorporated evenly in this treat; without it, they tend to separate.

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Grilled Pork Chops with Two-Melon Salsa

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Grilled Pork Chops with Two-Melon Salsa

Cover this quick and easy grilled pork recipe with a tasty salsa that uses summer's freshest fruits and flavors to round out the meal.

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Grilled Scallop Salad

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Grilled Scallop Salad

Grill scallops and cucumber halves for tasty toppings on this fresh and flavorful salad. You'll love how the sweet watermelon and mint flavors play off one another.

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Minted Lemon-Lime Watermelon Agua Fresca

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Minted Lemon-Lime Watermelon Agua Fresca

Sweet, tangy, and absolutely thirst-quenching, this beverage is one the whole family can enjoy.

View Recipe: Minted Lemon-Lime Watermelon Agua Fresca

Watermelon Salad

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Watermelon Salad

Instead of offering watermelon wedges at your next cookout, branch out with this sweet and savory watermelon salad featuring cubed watermelon, red onion, kalamata olives, mint, and feta cheese. Even with all the added flavorful ingredients, it still weighs in at only 46 calories per serving.

View Recipe: Watermelon Salad

Flank Steak with Grilled Mango and Watermelon Chutney

Flank Steak with Grilled Mango and Watermelon Chutney

Pair watermelon and mango with lean flank steak for a high-protein main dish that's packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Like watermelon, mangoes are full of powerful antioxidants that can help fight heart disease and some forms of cancer

View Recipe: Flank Steak with Grilled Mango and Watermelon Chutney

Basil-Infused Watermelon Lemonade

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Basil-Infused Watermelon Lemonade

Summer's favorite beverage meets one of summer's best fruits and gets an added burst of flavor from fresh basil. Because watermelon is naturally sweet, not much sugar is needed to make this lemonade.

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Watermelon with Tangy Granita

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Watermelon with Tangy Granita

Juicy-crisp watermelon chunks turn extra-refreshing with a cold topping of slushy cucumber-lime granita. If you have access to both, use red and yellow watermelon.

View Recipe: Watermelon with Tangy Granita

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