24 Delicious and Refreshing Watermelon Recipes [part 1]

With the abundance of watermelon it’s nice to have at hand a couple dozen watermelon recipes to break-up the yummy but boring wedges. Here is my list containing some of the best watermelon recipes I’ve found to date. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think and if you have your own favorite watermelon recipe.

Watermelon Bars

Made with watermelon, lemon juice and milk, they’re served chilled and are a refreshing summertime treat! Find the recipe at Right @ Home

Watermelon Bars | Sacred Habitats

Watermelon Mango Pico de Gallo

Refreshing watermelon pico de gallo with sweet mango chunks – so good that you’ll just want to eat it with a spoon! Find the recipe at Damn Delicious

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Pickled Watermelon Rind

Here is an old southern favorite that is delicious as a condiment or great added to tuna, chicken and shrimp salads. Begin preparing the pickles at least three days before you plan to serve them. Find the recipe at Epicurious

Pickled Watermelon Rind Recipe | Sacred Habitats

Watermelon Pudding

This is a variation on the Sicilian classic gelo di melone, which is steeped with jasmine flowers. We substituted anise seeds but kept the traditional garnishes of chocolate shavings, pistachios, and whipped cream. Find this recipe at Epicurious

Watermelon Pudding Recipe | Sacred Habitats

Watermelon Agua Fresca Recipes

Delicious and totally fun to make with kids! There are three variations of this recipe: Watermelon Mint Agua FrescaWatermelon and Grapefruit Agua Fresca, and Watermelon-Ginger Agua Fresca

Watermelon Recipes | Sacred HabitatsWatermelon-Lemonade-Blueberry Ice Pops

Yummy, different layers of summertime flavors! Begin making these frozen treats at least one day before serving. Find this recipe at Epicurious

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Watermelon Feta and Mint Salad

Juicy, sweet watermelon and the briny feta cheese, plus a bright touch of fresh mint – those ‘interesting’ ingredients paired together are really fantastic, and they complement each other in a refreshing and delicious way! Get the recipe at A Family Feast

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Watermelon Lemonade

The result is an incredibly delicious watermelon lemonade! The watermelon gives it a sweet and refreshing taste. Use jumbo straws so you can sip up watermelon chunks. And I should mention that you do not have to make your own lemonade if you don’t have time! Get this recipe at Sugar and Charm

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Watermelon Sherbet Bombe Cake

This is so incredibly easy to make, using store-bought sherbet and chocolate chunks! If you’re feeling extra productive, you can make your own watermelon sherbet, but for this we used lime, the pink sherbet from classic sherbet swirl and vanilla ice cream. Get the recipe at Sugar and Charm

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Watermelon Ice

Jazz up your summer drink with ice cubes – made of watermelon with this Watermelon Ice. Get the recipe at Taste and Tell Blog

Watermelon Recipes | Sacred Habitats

Star Watermelon and Blueberry Salad [Star Spangled Salad with a Honey-Lime Dressing]

Perfect for Forth of July gatherings! Use cookie cutters for the star shape, or any other cookie cutter shape you have! Get the recipe at Baking With Blondie –and– here is her Honey-Lime Dressing recipe to use as a topping!

Watermelon Star and Blueberry Salad | Sacred Habitats

Watermelon Steak

The watermelon is roasted, morphing the texture and appearance into something almost resembling ahi tuna. Get the recipe at The Ravenous Couple

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Pickled Watermelon and Goat Cheese Salad

The Pickled watermelon recipe adapted here via Katie At The Kitchen Door, the original recipe is from Bon Appetit, Country-Style Ribs with Quick-Pickled Watermelon

Watermelon Recipes | Sacred Habitats

Watermelon Jello

Cut out and eat the watermelon then use the rind for this fun and refreshing treat! You cut the watermelon in half and fill it with your choice of red colored Jello. Get the recipe at Gourmet Mom on the Go

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Watermelon Jelly

What a creative use for a surplus of watermelon… little jars of sunset-colored, watermelon flavored jelly. Get the recipe at Love and Olive Oil

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Sour Watermelon Homemade Gummies

This recipe utilizes very healthy ingredients; watermelon and grass-fed gelatin! Get the recipe at Meatified

Watermelon Recipes | Sacred HabitatsPaleo Watermelon Cake

A healthy treat that doesn’t involve baking and it’s gluten-free. Get the recipe from Paleo Cupboard

Watermelon Recipes | Sacred HabitatsWatermelon Jerky

No extra sugar, no extra additives. Just watermelon. Cut the watermelon to about 1/4″ thick strips and put in a dehydrator at 135F for the day. Once they were dried out and firm, let cool and put into a zip-loc bag in  pantry to throw into the kid’s, or adults, lunch boxes! Technique shared by Dash of Butter

Watermelon Recipes | Sacred Habitats

Cool and Creamy Watermelon Pie

This recipe utilizes store-bought ingredients which makes it super-easy and fast to make for hot summer days. Get the recipe at Taste of Home

Watermelon Recipes | Sacred Habitats

Watermelon and Goat Cheese Appetizer

Watermelon, the essential summer refresher teams up with creamy goat cheese and crisp cucumber for a cool, tangy appetizer. It’s perfect for a 4th of July celebration or any summer gathering – an unexpectedly delicious combination. Get the recipe at A Food Centric Life

Watermelon Recipes | Sacred Habitats

Watermelon Sorbet

Cool and refreshing treat for summertime heat! Get the recipe at The Idea Room

Watermelon Recipes | Sacred Habitats

Watermelon Fruit Leather

All you need is watermelon (a lot) and sugar to make this fruit leather – how easy! Blogger Domestically Blissful says the sugar is even optional depending on your preference.

Watermelon Recipes | Sacred Habitats

Coconut Lime Mahi Mahi Tacos with Tequila Soaked Watermelon Salsa

This is a tequila soaked watermelon-mango salsa, the watermelon soaks for 30 minutes in a tequila simple syrup. Get the recipe at Half Baked Harvest

Watermelon Recipes | Sacred Habitats

No-Bake Watermelon Cupcakes with Coconut Cream

Not only is this perfect for summer and serving something less dense than a cake, it’s also much healthier! Get the technique at Carolina Girl Cooks

Watermelon Recipes | Sacred Habitats

You might also enjoy… 24 (more) of the Best Watermelon Recipes [part 2]

Enjoy the bounty of the season!

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