There’s nothing that channels those summery vibes quite like biting into a fresh watermelon wedge (I take mine with salt) and feeling the juice stream down your sun-kissed arms. Since I’m starting to see a few really ripe ones pop up at the grocery here, I’ve been plotting all the different ways I’m planning to use them this summer — ’cause once September rolls around, they’re done. Turns out there are some brilliant ways to incorporate them into dishes both sweet and savory (salads, skewers, and sorbets – oh my!) Click through for some unexpectedly delicious watermelon recipes… though between us, really cold and straight up is hard to beat.

Kale, Avocado, & Watermelon Salad

Chili Lime Cucumber Noodles on Salted Watermelon, The First Mess

Hibiscus Watermelon Granita with Ginger & Lime, Sassy Kitchen

Honey Grilled Watermelon Caprese Salads, How Sweet Eats

Melon & Citrus Popsicles

Tomato, Avocado, & Watermelon Salad, epicurious

Watermelon, Feta, & Blackberry Skewers

Spicy Grilled Watermelon, Floating Kitchen

Watermelon Mojito

Boozy Watermelon Sorbet, Butterlust

Cucumber, Basil, & Watermelon Salad, recipe by Love & Lemons featured on FoodieCrush

Strawberry & Watermelon Cake, Trissalicious

Watermelon Gazpacho, Martha Stewart

Watermelon Coconut Aloe Juice, Will Frolic for Food

Watermelon Cobb Salad, The Delicious Life

Watermelon, Strawberry, and Tomatillo Salad, Pickled Plum

Watermelon Fruit Leather, The Kitchn

Watermelon Mango Pico de Gallo, Damn Delicious

Watermelon Lime Margaritas, Kitchen Confidential

Fresh Watermelon Cake, Veggie Belly

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Comments (7)
  1. 1
    Regine Karpel June 7, 2016 at 1:49 pm


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    jeansandatea June 8, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful recipes. My favorite watermelon salad is just watermelon chunks, feta or goat cheese, torn mint, and a drizzle of balsamic glaze- yum!
    XOXO, Amy

  3. 3
    Cindy June 9, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    I didn’t even know you could use watermelon for so many things hahah – The strawberry & watermelon cake looks so good! Thank you for sharing!

    Cindy |

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    pmccray June 10, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Looks so refreshing. Sharing

  5. 5
    Keshia White June 11, 2016 at 10:20 am

    That watermelon mojito looks so delicious! Mojitos are my favorite. I’m definitely going to have to try that this summer!


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    Diana June 11, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    Watermelon’s my favorite fruit – can’t wait to try the watermelon coconut aloe juice!

    Diana |