Juicy, sweet and refreshing, watermelon is the darling of summer. It lends itself beautifully to sweet and savory preparations and the best watermelon recipes highlight this versatility. So if you'd like to cook with this colorful fruit give these best watermelon recipes a try - they include everything from drinks and tasty appetizers to colorful salads and stunning desserts.
Watermelon and Daikon Salad
The crunch and spice of fresh daikon is a gorgeous contrast to slices of juicy watermelon. This is a salad that definitely brings out the best in watermelon.
Nectarine and Watermelon Sorbet
Watermelon, nectarines and a touch of rosé wine make this delicate sorbet a must for your next barbecue.
Looking for a no-bake summer dessert that is loaded with flavor? Give this watermelon jelly a try - it is easy to make and requires a simple dusting of powdered sugar as a garnish.
Cool off with this thirst-quenching smoothie made with two types of melon, yogurt, mint and a touch of raspberry jelly.
This fiber-rich smoothie is a delectable blend of watermelon, figs, peaches and lettuce.
Watermelon takes the place of tomatoes in this refreshing vegan gazpacho tossed with cucumbers, yellow bell peppers, herbs and white wine.
WATERMELON SHRIMP SALAD
A scrumptious salad featuring cubed watermelon tossed with sautéed shrimp, mozzarella, fresh basil and honey vinaigrette.
This easy four-ingredient recipe turns sweet watermelon into a refreshing granita with a hint of rose water.
Scoops of watermelon and cantaloupe are paired with a creamy filling and served between crispy puff pastry in this gorgeous dessert perfect for entertaining.