Any way you slice it, watermelon is a classic flavor of summer. This juicy pink melon is great in everything, from a savory ceviche to muddled mixed drinks. Here, we’ve rounded up nine ways to enjoy the truest taste of summer. Need some tips on how to slice it? We have those too—click here for more.
This Taste of Home recipe gives you a two-for-one: It’s a sensational summer meal that can be cooked outside on the grill and it’s a great way to use that half a watermelon in the fridge left over from the weekend. This seemingly unlikely combination of ingredients produces a dish that’s sweet and spicy at the same time.
Watermelon gets a new look in this creamy chilled summer tart from Rachael Ray Every Day. Fresh watermelon juice is turned into an easy custard and poured into a simple press-in tart shell. It couldn’t be simpler. And can you believe this pretty pink color?!
After your farmers market haul, you must make this epic watermelon citrus salad from EatingWell Magazine. The contrasting flavors and textures of crisp, sweet melon and creamy, tangy goat cheese make magical partners in this dish. Top with sliced grilled chicken to make it a meal.
Thinking of spicing up happy hour? Look no further than this piquant watermelon cooler courtesy of Spicy Southern Kitchen that features jalapeño-infused tequila to add a different kind of heat to your summer get-together!
Did we say “whipped” feta? Yes, we did! This sublimely refreshing dip from Chef Joe Kindred in Food & Wine is perfect for a summer backyard picnic thanks to the marinated watermelon, which perfectly balances out the creamy, rich flavor of the feta.
Come summer, we love a cooling gazpacho, and this Southern Living recipe adds a fun, fruity twist with the addition of ripe, juicy watermelon.
The sweet glaze of country-style ribs met paired with pickled watermelon is exactly what your summer needs. If you’ve never tried pickled watermelon, get ready for the treat from Epicurious—it’s the summery condiment you’ll want to put on everything!
Cheers to summer with a glass of watermelon frosé, an easy-to-make, cooling summer cocktail from Off the Eaten Path that you’ll want to sip on all summer long. Made with frozen watermelon cubes and a dash of lime, this refreshing and oh-so-pretty in pink cocktail will be your summer go-to.
This recipe from our very own Goodtaste test kitchen is fresh, light, and the perfect meal for summer. The sweet watermelon infuses its flavorful juices into chunks of fresh halibut, and the rest is history.