50 watermelon recipes to try this summer plus tips on how to grow your own watermelon or pick the perfect one at the grocery store or farmer's market! by Dash of Jazz
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50 Watermelon Recipes to Try This Summer

In honor of National Watermelon Day (don’t you just love made up food holidays?), I’ve rounded up 50 watermelon recipes to try this summer. Everything from cocktails to salads to desserts is included, as well as tips on how to grow your own watermelon or how to pick the perfect one at the grocery store or farmers’ market! You NEED to incorporate these into your routine before the summer fades. While summer weather lasts for quite a while in Houston, the season of ripe summer fruits doesn’t really care about our sweltering Septembers. So get to it! Everything is divided up by recipe type below. Start scrolling!

Virgin Drinks

50 watermelon recipes to try this summer plus tips on how to grow your own watermelon or pick the perfect one at the grocery store or farmer's market! by Dash of Jazz

Watermelon Mint Punch by Pepper Bowl

Watermelon Agua Fresca by Organized Island

Frozen Watermelon Mint Lemonade by Dash of Jazz

Sparkling Watermelon Lime Slushie by Marisa Moore

Refreshing Watermelon Juice with Grapes by Happy Foods Tube

Virgin Watermelon Margarita by Coffee with Us Three

Sparkling Watermelon Agua Fresca by Mildly Meandering

Strawberry Watermelon Lime Slush by Eat Move Make

Frozen Fruit Coolers by Dash of Jazz

Watermelon Mint Frosty by The Blenderist

Watermelon Lemon Limeade by Uncommon Designs Online

Paleo Watermelon Berry Smoothie by Cook Eat Paleo

Watermelon Lemonade by The Country Chic Cottage

Strawberry Watermelon Juice by Know Your Produce

Watermelon Refresher Tea by 3 Boys and a Dog

Cocktails

50 watermelon recipes to try this summer plus tips on how to grow your own watermelon or pick the perfect one at the grocery store or farmer's market! by Dash of Jazz

Watermelon Beer Rita by The Southern Thing

5-ingredient Watermelon Margaritas by Resplendently Living

Super Easy Watermelon Slusharitas by Butter be Ready

Watermelon Lime Margarita by Dash of Savory

Watermelon Basil Daiquiri by Happy Healthy Mama

Blueberry Watermelon Sangria by Chocolate Moosey

The Blanche Devereaux Cocktail by Eat.Drink.Frolic

50 watermelon recipes to try this summer plus tips on how to grow your own watermelon or pick the perfect one at the grocery store or farmer's market! by Dash of Jazz

Watermelon Rose Snow Cones by Bunny Baubles

Watermelon Whisky Cocktail by Sunny Sweet Days

Frozen Watermelon Cocktail by Mom Trends

Watermelon Sangria by Kid & Kin

Watermelon Poptails by Dash of Jazz

Watermelon Margaritas by Certified Pastry Aficionado

Vodka Watermelon Slushie by Easy Cooking With Molly

Spiked Watermelon and Mint Lemonade by Ann’s Entitled Life

Salads

50 watermelon recipes to try this summer plus tips on how to grow your own watermelon or pick the perfect one at the grocery store or farmer's market! by Dash of Jazz

Summer Watermelon Cherry Salad with Feta by Happy Foods Tube

Watermelon Feta Salad by Marisa Moore

Watermelon Blueberry Basil Salad by Coffee with Us Three

Grilled Watermelon and Goat Cheese Salad by Just One Donna

Watermelon Steak Salad with Pistachio Crust by Food Fidelity

Appetizers & Snacks

50 watermelon recipes to try this summer plus tips on how to grow your own watermelon or pick the perfect one at the grocery store or farmer's market! by Dash of Jazz

Margarita-Infused Watermelon by Dash of Jazz

Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Watermelon Salsa by Chocolate Moosey

Melon Caprese Skewers by Foodies Gonna Food

Mango Watermelon Salsa by The Hungry Hutch

Grilled Watermelon with Lime & Hatch Chile by Mama Likes to Cook

Instant Pot Watermelon Baby Back Ribs by This Old Gal

Desserts

50 watermelon recipes to try this summer plus tips on how to grow your own watermelon or pick the perfect one at the grocery store or farmer's market! by Dash of Jazz

Strawberry Watermelon Popsicles by Courtney’s Sweets

Watermelon Ice Cream by Jonesin for Taste

Watermelon Ginger Beer Granita by Easy Cooking with Molly

Watermelon Lime Gelatin Cups by Follow Our Passion

Watermelon Strawberry Popsicles by Mom Trends

Watermelon Mojito Popsicles by A Joyfully Mad Kitchen

Easy Watermelon Sorbet by Thrifty Jinxy

Sugar Free Watermelon Pizza with Cream Cheese Icing by Wholesome Yum

Watermelon Kiwi Pops by Thrifty Jinxy

Tips

How to Pick the Perfect Watermelon by Dash of Jazz

How to Grow Watermelons in Houston by En Mi Cocina Hoy

I hope you get to try out some of these delicious recipes before the summer ends. Thanks for reading!

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18 Comments

  1. Im drinking watermelon mint lemonade from Chick fila right now & would love to be able to make it myself! I will be trying your recipe!

    1. Thanks for reading! The Chick-Fil-A one is delicious.

  2. This could not have come at a better time. I somehow ended up with TWO giant watermelons at my house for my husband and me to eat…annnnnnd my husband doesn’t even really like watermelon. I’m so excited to have different things to do with them. Thanks!!

  3. Sam

    Can’t get enough watermelon recipes this summer! Great recap!

  4. Addicted to watermelon and so excited about National Watermelon DAY!!! YAY and all of recipes are awesome.

  5. Yum! What a great roundup of watermelon recipes. I can’t wait to try these. Thanks for sharing our Watermelon Sangria!

    1. No problem! Thanks for making it!

  6. Thanks for sharing the Blanche Devereaux! Great post.

    1. No problem! Thanks for making such a great cocktail.

  7. Happy National Watermelon Day! Great recipes

  8. I love putting watermelon in salads. So perfect for summer!

  9. Jen Seislove

    This list rocks! I can’t wait to sip on some of those cocktails!!

  10. This is an amazing collection of watermelon recipes. I love that there are so many virgin drinks listed. My toddler loves the watermelon in all it’s forms.

    1. Thanks for reading! I hope he gets to enjoy one of these drinks. 🙂

  11. I have a couple sugar melons about ready to pick out of my garden – I think I’ll try some of the limeade recipes! Those looked sooo good!

  12. These all look soooo yummy!!! Watermelon is a favorite around here!

  13. certifiedpastryaficionado

    Watermelon recipes are my favorite! Such a great list of stuff here. Thanks for including my margaritas!

    1. Thanks, Sharon and no problem!

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