As versatile as they are delicious, our favorite watermelon recipes will be the summer treat you've been looking for.
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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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.
View Recipe: Watermelon Margaritas
This summer salad features seasonal tomatoes, watermelon, and peaches to create a sensationally delicious side dish that's
appropriate for any occasion.
View Recipe: Heirloom Tomato, Watermelon, and Peach Salad
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.
View Recipe: Watermelon-Jalapeño Ice Pops
Cover this quick and easy grilled pork recipe with a tasty salsa that uses summer's freshest fruits and flavors to round out
View Recipe: Grilled Pork Chops with Two-Melon Salsa
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.
View Recipe: Grilled Scallop Salad
Sweet, tangy, and absolutely thirst-quenching, this beverage is one the whole family can enjoy.
View Recipe: Minted Lemon-Lime Watermelon Agua Fresca
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
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
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.
View Recipe: Basil-Infused Watermelon Lemonade
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