10 Best Watermelon Recipes For Summer




There’s nothing quite as refreshing as a watermelon on a sunny day. It embodies the feeling of summer without being overly heavy – it’s messy, thirst-quenching, bright, and versatile in main dishes, appetizers, and desserts alike.

1. Watermelon Granita

Watermelon granita is a healthy dessert which is semi-frozen and better than ice cream in the summer. This refreshing snack is like sorbet and slush had a love child, and everyone in the family will appreciate it on hot days. Paired great with honey or flavored syrups.

 Watermelon Granita | HerBeauty

2. Watermelon Balsamic Skewers

We’ve all heard of kabobs for summers, but have you heard about making watermelon salad skewers? This Pinterest friendly and delicious appetizer is light and has a zesty edge thanks to the balsamic.

Watermelon Balsamic Skewer | HerBeauty

3. Watermelon, Cucumber and Feta Wedge Salad

Watermelon and feta are an unlikely match made in heaven, and when transformed into this modern wedge salad with tomatoes and cucumbers, it’s one that will be sure to leave everyone cutting second slices. Serve on a large wooden board as a starter with drinks.

Watermelon, Cucumber and Feta Wedge Salad | HerBeauty

4. Watermelon Fruit Leather

While fresh watermelon has a refreshing crunch that is hard to emulate, this mildly sweet and hydrating fruit is also fantastic when dehydrated into fruit leather for the ultimate nibbling snack or school lunchbox dessert.

Watermelon Fruit Leather | HerBeauty

5. Tuna of the field

This is definitely the year of mock meats, but we never could have guessed that watermelon would be used as a sub for ahi tuna! Cubed watermelon is soaked with mushroom broth and mixed with tamari, rice vinegar, miso paste, nori and garlic. This recipe serves it raw, but you can roast it as well.

Tuna of the field | HerBeauty

6. Watermelon Yogurt Pops

Creamy ice cream is a highlight of summer that has less than pleasant effect on our waistline. The solution? These watermelon yogurt pops, which let you remain somewhat healthy while still indulging.

Watermelon Yogurt Pops | HerBeauty

7. Watermelon Lime Soda

Watermelon drinks are one of the tastiest parts of the warmer months, with their natural sweetness and appealing hues. Mixing club soda and lime with fresh watermelon, this nostalgic drink tastes like childhood but is better than any fountain drink you’ve ever had.

Watermelon Lime Soda | HerBeauty

8. Frozen Watermelon Basil-Lime Bars

This recipe is unusual but really embodies the fresh essence of watermelons. Watermelon sorbet freezes with lemon and sugar, which is then topped up with a basil lime semifreddo, sweetened with condensed milk and whipping cream.

Frozen Watermelon Basil-Lime Bars | HerBeauty

9. No Bake Watermelon Cupcakes

What’s better than fruity summertime cupcakes? Oh, only virtuous ones that require no baking, but still have all the frosting. These watermelon “cupcakes” are topped with piped coconut-maple-vanilla icing and a couple of fruits.

No Bake Watermelon Cupcakes | HerBeauty

10. Watermelon Banana Smoothie

The strawberry banana smoothie is a classic favorite, but a watermelon banana twist makes it more nuanced and perfect for injecting with booze. It’s nutritious and energizing while hitting that perfect sweet spot – especially with a dollop of whipped cream.

Watermelon Banana Smoothie | HerBeauty