7 Ways With Watermelon

This sweet summer fruit can be served a variety of ways. Try one of our featured recipes.

  • World of Watermelon

    World of Watermelon

    If a sprinkle of salt is the wildest you've ever gotten with your watermelon, get ready to enjoy the juicy summer staple like never before. The sweet fruit can be served as a drink, salad, dessert, side dish, or even an entrée. Grab a big slice and learn how to make the classic picnic table favorite a star.

  • Summer Melon Salad with Feta and Mint
    Jim Franco

    Summer Melon Salad with Feta and Mint

    Rich feta cheese is a bright contrast to the mint, tomatoes, and melon in this dinner dish. Serve with grilled chicken or smoked ham for a tasty dinner.
  • Watermelon Rind Relish
    Jan Smith

    Watermelon Rind Relish

    Pair this tangy relish with ham or fish, or mix a little into your favorite steamed vegetables for an extra punch of flavor. Since you're only using the rind for the relish, zest the watermelon first, then serve the leftover fruit as a side salad.
  • Flank Steak with Grilled Mango and Watermelon Chutney

    Flank Steak with Grilled Mango and Watermelon Chutney

    This vibrant chutney perfectly complements the steak's mild rub. Grilled mango, cilantro, and mint accentuate the sweet watermelon taste.
  • Tomato and Watermelon Salad
    Oxmoor House

    Tomato-and-Watermelon Salad

    Watermelon and tomato may seem an unlikely combination, but when you put them together you'll be amazed at how good they taste. There's a healthful bonus too. Both are high in lycopene, which helps prevent certain types of cancer.
  • Slushy Watermelon Mojitos
    Photo: Lee Harrelson / Styling: Virginia Cravens

    Slushy Watermelon Mojitos

    Sweeten the classic Cuban cocktail with frozen watermelon. Fresh mint and lime slices add a sour twist to the naturally sweet fruit.
  • Watermelon Sorbet

    Watermelon Sorbet

    Water, sugar, melon, and lime juice are all you need for this cool summer treat. Let the sorbet freeze while you enjoy dinner.
  • Watermelon-Lemonade Cooler

    Watermelon-Lemonade Cooler

    Mix freshly cut watermelon with frozen lemonade, add a dash of mint, and you've got a sweet and sour summer drink perfect for your next weekend brunch.
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