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20 Ridiculously Refreshing Watermelon Recipes

Cocktails, soups, snacks, and treats all made with watermelon.

For a sweet and savory side dish, use your watermelon to make Deidre James Ferenc’s delightful watermelon feta orzo salad. It’s a simple dish that explodes with flavor from honey, lemon juice, basil, feta cheese, and (of course) watermelon. @deidreferenc, Instagram
Homemade popsicles are so easy, and they taste so good. Make your own with just a few ingredients by following this recipe from Green Smoothie Gourmet. @greensmoothiegourmet, Instagram
Instead of traditional pizza, use watermelon as a crust to create a delightful fruit pizza. @Choosingchia topped hers with berries and Greek yogurt and shared her recipe on her blog. @choosingchia, Instagram
This recipe for watermelon mint margaritas by @foodallergydiva is all kinds of fresh and delicious. You’ll need watermelon, fresh mint, agave nectar, lime juice, and tequila to recreate the vacation-worthy drink. @foodallergydiva, Instagram
To recreate this grilled watermelon salad by Don’t Go Bacon My Heart, cut up a watermelon, grill it, then top it with a mixture of arugula, pistachios, olive oil, salt, pepper, lemon juice, and blue cheese. @dontgobaconmyheart_, Instagram
@Kooking.mantra used an air fryer to cook up watermelon. The slices spent only 10 minutes in the fryer before being topped with grated chocolate and cheese. @kooking.mantra, Instagram
To make a watermelon mojito like Erin from Thank You Berry Much, you’ll need watermelon, mint, agave, lime juice, seltzer, sugar, and some white rum. Don’t forget a small watermelon slice and mint leaf for garnish, too. @tyberrymuch, Instagram
Another way to add a little savory to your sweet watermelon is by pairing it with halloumi cheese. Follow this recipe by Girl With The Iron Cast to serve yours up grilled on skewers with fresh mint and basil leaves. @girlwiththeironcast, Instagram
For a refreshing snack, this three-ingredient watermelon sorbet by Life Made Sweeter is perfect. The recipe is super easy, the hardest part will be staying patient while it freezes so you can eat it. @lifemadesweeter, Instagram
How delightful does this watermelon limeade look? The recipe comes from Wendi’s AIP Kitchen and calls for watermelon, a lemon, a lime, some honey, a bit of salt, and seltzer water to give the drink a little pop. @wendisaipkitchen, Instagram
The Carmel Kama'aina has step-by-step instructions for making these delicious treats. Basically, all you have to do is slice your watermelon into triangles, dip them into some dark chocolate and coconut oil, top with salt, cool, and enjoy.@carmelkamaaina, Instagram
These watermelon fries and dip by Summer Hill Market are easy to prepare and make a great snack. Either keep the fries tame with just some salt and lime zest or add some spice to them with chili flakes. @summerhillmkt, Instagram
These watermelon mimosas by Lauren at Pinch of Parsley are both delicious and gorgeous. The recipe only calls for three ingredients, but you will need a blender and a strainer to get the watermelon’s consistency just right. @pinchofparsley_, Instagram
To make this triple melon granita by Frances Largeman-Roth, you’ll need watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, lime, and agave syrup. It requires a bit of freezing time and a little scraping, but the slushie result is worth all of the work. @franceslrothrd, Instagram
Change things up a bit with watermelon salsa from Toshi’s Table. The five-ingredient recipe essentially swaps out tomatoes for watermelons, giving the salsa a sweeter taste without taking away the spicy bite.@toshistable, Instagram
You’ll need watermelon, strawberry ice cream, ice, and sugar (optional) to make one of these watermelon smoothies by A Spicy Perspective. For a little extra sweetness, top it with some whipped cream. @aspicyperspective, Instagram
In addition to your watermelon, you’ll need vodka, sparkling wine, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, and lemon juice to make this excellent Sparkling Savannah Vodka Watermelon Cocktail by This Mama Cooks. @amnichols, Instagram
Use your watermelon to make your own delicious bruschetta. Carefree Mermaid’s recipe is delightful with grilled watermelon, red onion, feta cheese, and more piled on to slices of a French baguette. @carefree_mermaid, Instagram
Bethany Ugarte came up with a healthy, three-ingredient recipe for watermelon mousse that looks absolutely delicious. She also shared how to prepare it so that it can be eaten by the slice, like this. @lilsipper, Instagram
For a warm (or hot) day, try this cold watermelon soup recipe from Ultimate Guide to Everything. It’s made with fresh ingredients and served with croutons made from seasoned, baked baguette slices. @ultimate_guide_to_everything, Instagram

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