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Fun Watermelon Recipes for Summer

Fun Watermelon Recipes for Summer

Love watermelon? Check out these tasty recipes featuring this surprisingly versatile summer fruit (kid tested, parent approved!), courtesy of the National Watermelon Promotion Board.


Savory Mains

Red, White & Blue Cheese Sliders

watermelon turkey burger sliders

Slices of watermelon add a cool juiciness to these turkey burger sliders. Add creamy blue cheese and you've got a triple threat on a bun!

Grilled Watermelon & Pork Kabobs

watermelon pork kabobs

Savor some grilled goodness with these colorful fruit and veggie kabobs. Healthy, hydrating watermelon is the star ingredient of these colorful skewers, along with marinated chunks of pork, zucchini, and peppers.


Shrimp Watermelon Sate

shrimp watermelon sate

Perfect for a hot summer night, this recipe combines shrimp and Asian flavors with seedless watermelon for a refreshing twist on dinner.


Watermelon Sandwich Wraps

watermelon sandwich

Add watermelon to your sandwich! These 10 recipes will have you wrapping up the juicy fruit with ingredients like chicken, feta cheese, guacamole, and a host of other tasty combinations.


Breakfast Lasagna—with (yes!) Watermelon

watermelon breakfast lasagna

Try this breakfast lasagna made with watermelon, corn flakes, and other fruits for a healthy, hydrating meal.


BBQ Recipes Starring Watermelon

watermelon bbq

Put a refreshing twist on your next barbeque with these recipes starring watermelon, including watermelon BBQ sauce, watermelon salsa, and watermelon rind coleslaw.


Surprising Snacks 

Spicy Watermelon Hummus

watermelon hummus

While a great partner to pita chips or raw veggies, this hummus also makes a great sandwich spread or topping for bruschetta. The heat of the spices is balanced by the cooling addition of watermelon juice.

Watermelon Fire and Ice Salsa

watermelon salsa

Use watermelon in place of tomatoes to create a spicy and sweet salsa for your next backyard barbecue.

Sweet & Refreshing Desserts

Watermelon 'Cake'

watermelon cake

This gorgeous "cake" is actually made from heart-healthy watermelon decorated with yogurt and berries. It's a refreshing, gluten-free twist on dessert that's perfect for Fourth of July festivities or a summer birthday.


Watermelon 'Donuts'

watermelon donuts

This "recipe" is more of a step-by-step guide to cutting your perfectly ripe watermelon into fun donut shapes and finishing them off with sweet toppings. It's an easy, reduced-guilt dessert idea that might just become your summer party go-to.


Watermelon Syrup

watermelon syrup

Whip up this sweet topping to serve over vanilla ice cream, mix into sparkling water to make watermelon "soda," or use it in a creative cocktail for the adults in your brood.


Watermelon 'Cupcakes'

watermelon cupcakes

Whether for a birthday or a fun summer soiree, these mini watermelon cupcakes make a healthful, hydrating, and delicious snack.


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