15 Watermelon Recipes

A delicious collection of watermelon recipes from food bloggers | gimmesomeoven.com

Eating watermelon is pretty much like jumping into a pool on a 95-degree day.

It’s invigorating, relieving, ever-so-sweet, and the perfect way to naturally cool you down from the inside-out. I love biting into its soft, yet crunchy flesh, while a flood of sweet nectar dribbles down my chin, no matter how cautious and delicately I attempt to eat it. (*Note: Watermelon is not meant to be eaten delicately.)

In the South where I live (yep, Hayley here today!), many people eat watermelon with a little salt to counter the cloying sweetness.  I tend to like it as is.  But on particularly heinously hot days, I do love putting some fresh watermelon, lime juice, light coconut milk and ice in a blender, and pureeing until everything’s a frothy concoction of thirst-quenching bliss, sometimes with a hint of rum to make me think I’m at the beach. (*Note: Putting rum in most things is generally a good idea.)

Well, regardless of the watermelon customs where you live, we’ve brought together a fierce roundup of gorgeous, ruby-hued watermelon recipes today that we think everyone will enjoy. From an array of salads, to a spiked granita, and a watermelon jerky, that has us quite curious, we’re covering both the sweet and savory ends of the spectrum and think these dishes all look mightly delicious as well.

So grab your napkins, and enjoy!

Watermelon Feta and Balsamic "Pizzas" | skinnytaste.com

Watermelon Feta and Balsamic “Pizzas” | Skinny Taste

Minty Watermelon Coconut Ice Cream | immaeatthat.com

Minty Watermelon Coconut Ice Cream | yeah…immaEATthat

Watermelon and Goat Cheese Appetizer | afoodcentriclife.com

Watermelon and Goat Cheese Appetizer | A Food Centric Life

Greek Couscous Salad with Watermelon and Feta | katieatthekitchendoor.com

Greek Couscous Salad with Watermelon and Feta | Katie at the Kitchen Door

Watermelon Jerky | dashofbutter.com

Watermelon Jerky | Dash of Butter

Watermelon, Strawberry and Tomatillo Salad | pickledplum.com

Watermelon, Strawberry and Tomatillo Salad | Pickled Plum

Pink Watermelon Lemonade Slushies | halfbakedharvest.com

Pink Watermelon Lemonade Slushies | Half Baked Harvest

Honey Grilled Watermelon Caprese Salads | howsweeteats.com

Honey Grilled Watermelon Caprese Salads | How Sweet It Is

Watermelon Popsicles (2 Ingredients) | lecremedelacrumb.com

Watermelon Popsicles (2 Ingredients) | Creme de la Crumb

Watermelon, Avocado and Mint Salad with Feta Cheese | foolproofliving.com

Watermelon, Avocado and Mint Salad with Feta Cheese | Foolproof Living

Jalapeno Watermelon Margaritas | gimmesomeoven.com

Jalapeno Watermelon Margaritas | Gimme Some Oven

Balsamic Watermelon Chicken Salad | pinchofyum.com

Balsamic Watermelon Chicken Salad | Pinch of Yum

Watermelon Fruit Leather | bakedbyrachel.com

Watermelon Fruit Leather | Baked by Rachel

Watermelon, Strawberry, Basil Salad (2 Ways) | edibleperspective.com

Watermelon, Strawberry, Basil Salad (2 Ways) | Edible Perspective

Salted Watermelon, Tequila & Basil Granita | pinkpatisserie.net

Salted Watermelon, Tequila & Basil Granita | Pink Patisserie

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Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven

Hayley Putnam lives to eat, and loves writing, particularly about food! She contributes to Foodie Crush, and also bakes and blogs for her own little nook of the food blogosphere, Tiptoes in the KitchenShe lives in Greensboro, N.C., with her husband Jay and their four-legged furry daughter, Luma.  You can also find Hayley on Pinterest and Instagram.

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4 comments on “15 Watermelon Recipes”

  1. Shut Up. I need to make/eat all of these!

    Josh | The Kentucky Gent
    http://thekentuckygent.com

  2. Thank you for those beautiful recipes! I’ve just discovered my love for watermelon and will first of all try the ice-cream (with my ice-cream maker). Also, I’m thrilled to try all the vegeterian watermelon recipes.