17 Refreshing Ways To Use Watermelon

Ingenious flavor combos make watermelon a useful ingredient to keep around this summer.

1. Watermelon Keg

Use the watermelon insides, and then save the outside to hold beverages for your next party! Get the tutorial here.

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2. Beef and Watermelon Stir Fry

We were floored when we saw this recipe, too. We’d never EVER heard of using watermelon with beef in a stir fry. Life changing. Get the recipe here.

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3. Watermelon Coconut Breakfast Shake

A simple blend of ingredients to use up watermelon. Get the recipe here.

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4. Watermelon Red Onion Salad

Yes, we know it sounds sketchy. Really, we do. But it isn’t! Oh, goodness, is it ever delicious! Be skeptical, that’s alright. As long as you try it. You won’t be disappointed. Get the recipe here.

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5. Havarti and Chicken Stacked Watermelon

This appetizer has perfect presentation, and is perfect for those fancy parties you plan to host this summer.

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6. Watermelon Margarita

Nothing says summer like a margarita…and adding watermelon just makes it that much more fresh!

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7. Watermelon Sorbet

With just a few ingredients, you can make a really healthy and refreshing dessert!

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8. Watermelon Peach Salsa

This tangy sweet salsa is a great variation on traditional fruit salsas.

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9. Watermelon Pancakes

This recipe looks like it uses some hard-to-come-by ingredients, but don’t be fooled! Jaggery can be substituted for brown sugar, and then you have a pretty basic pancake recipe with super fresh watermelon flavor! And this is a way you can use the white flesh of the watermelon that is typically thrown out.

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10. Summer Shrimp Salad

Watermelon can be used in savory dishes, too. This shrimp salad is perfect proof of how refreshing it can be when combined with the right flavors!

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11. Watermelon Feta Bruschetta

Another appetizer option that looks beautiful and tastes great!

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12. Watermelon Dippers

This might be cheating a little, because no recipe is really involved (except for the dip). But we’d never thought of creating snack sticks out of watermelon. Mind…blown!

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13. Chilled Watermelon Soup

A cold soup can be very refreshing on hot days, and watermelon is the perfect ingredient for it!

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14. Watermelon Cake

Skip the heavy, dense desserts this summer and create a watermelon cake! It’s really simple, and bound to please everyone!

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15. Watermelon Goat Cheese Bites

Another simple appetizer with a few simple ingredients that utilizes watermelon in a unique way. This is sure to be a favorite!

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16. Watermelon Gummies

So genius! These sour watermelon gummies look fantastic! Get the recipe here.

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17. Watermelon Fruit Leather

Make your fruit snacks healthier by creating your own homemade versions! Get the recipe here.

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