Watermelon is a summertime classic. And, while you know it’s good to slice and dice, there are dozens of other ways to enjoy this fruit. We’ve rounded up the most creative, simple and delicious recipes. Each serves watermelon in a way you may have never seen it before: in savory salads, frozen into popsicles, and even frosted with whipped topping.
Check out a dozen delicious watermelon recipes for summer below and then grab a melon and start slicing! You only have a few precious months to enjoy these treats before the summer is over.
Watermelon adds a sweet touch to your savory summer soup for an unbelievably healthy and refreshing light meal.
Fresh Watermelon Cake
If you want a seriously impressive yet easy dessert for your next potluck, this cake is simply a stunner!
Grilled Watermelon With Honey Glazed Mandarin
Add a touch of glamour to your summer brunch with grilled watermelon wedges slathered in yogurt, honey, mandarin and crunchy muesli.
Watermelon Strawberry Pops
Cool down in style with these vividly colorful fruit pops that have a refreshing summer taste.
Watermelon Salad With Herbs And Grilled Halloumi
This salad has a mingling of flavors for the perfect summer meal as it gets savory and sweet just right.
Thai Crab Watermelon Salad
Exotic Thai flavors and sweet watermelon come together for a lovely light summer dish.
Watermelon & Mint Soda Floats
Find a different way to drink watermelon this summer. Top watermelon soda with ice cream and drink up the taste!
Chile-Lime Grilled Watermelon
Tangy lime and spicy hot chile give sweet watermelon an explosion of exciting flavor.
Watermelon, Orzo And Feta Salad
Watermelon, feta and black olives provide a salty yet sweet combination that makes this beefed-up salad a standout.
Griddled Watermelon And Proscuitto Skewers
This delish appetizer can be made in minutes and won’t stick around long! The prosciutto adds some extra tang to an already mouthwatering dish.
Watermelon Yogurt Cupcakes
This beautiful dessert is easy to make, healthy and incredibly tasty! Don’t forget the cherry on top.
Watermelon Lemonade (a Coupons.com Exclusive Recipe!)
Give summer’s favorite sipper a totally delicious twist! Frozen watermelon ice cubes are melted into a glass of lemonade for a super cool drink that’s easy to make.
Ingredients: 2 cups seeded watermelon, 1 tablespoon sugar, 4 (8 ounce) glasses lemonade
Directions: Place watermelon and sugar in a blender. Blend until pureed. Pour mixture into an ice cube tray. Freeze ice cubes until frozen firm. Serve ice cubes in glasses of lemonade. Enjoy!
Before you shop: Don’t even think about throwing out those watermelon seeds. Just roast and salt them and you have a healthy snack in an instant!
Brooke McLay is a professional recipe developer, food photographer, food writer, and single mom to four rad kids. Author of two cookbooks and the beloved blog, CheekyKitchen.com, her creative approach to fast, fresh, family-friendly foods has garnered her regular gigs with Disney’s Babble.com, Tablespoon.com, Good Cook, and Coupons.com.