Watermelon always tastes a little nostalgic, don’t you think so? I’m sure it’s all of those summers eating big slices as a kid.

But watermelon has a lot more potential than you might think.

Not only does it make for a quick seasonal treat, but it can also be used in everything from appetizers to drinks to filling dinner recipes.

Need some unique ways to use watermelon as your next refreshing ingredient? You can find some incredibly simple recipes below.

Watermelon Recipes To Make This Week

Have some extra slices in your fridge? These watermelon recipes will have you running back to the store for another melon in no time.

Watermelon Gazpacho

Hot soup is great for those chilly fall evenings, but during the summer, I’ll never turn down some gazpacho.

watermelon recipes gazpacho
Photo credit: Gimme Some Oven

Now I’ve never made chilled soup with fruit, but the balance of sweet and savory in this recipe looks so refreshing.

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Great for that leftover watermelon that might otherwise go to waste, it’s filled with veggies and topped with fresh mint.

All you need is a slice of bread on the side!

Find the recipe HERE.

Balsamic Watermelon Chicken Salad

When I think of watermelon I typically think of a casual summer treat. But in this recipe, the fruit makes its way into a hearty salad.

chicken balsamic salad
Photo credit: Pinch of Yum

You can basically use any greens with this one, but it isn’t about the base.

The real star of this salad is the toppings—I’m talking blue cheese crumbles, crushed almonds, juicy chicken breasts and of course… watermelon!

And because it’s drizzled with balsamic, it has a bright kick that will have you finishing every bite.

Find the recipe HERE.

Watermelon Salad with Feta and Mint

Alone, watermelon is a classic treat that will take you back in time.

But paired with flavor-packed ingredients, it can turn into a sophisticated side dish for even your fanciest of gatherings.

watermelon recipes feta salad
Photo credit: Laughing Spatula

After cubing watermelon for this recipe, you’ll toss it with olive oil and white wine vinegar.

The finishing touches of Feta cheese, ground pepper and mint are what make this salad one you’ll serve over and over again.

Find the recipe HERE.

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Watermelon Kiwi Popsicles

I can just picture myself enjoying this refreshing summer treat on the back porch.

And because these popsicles are filled with natural and simple ingredients, I wouldn’t feel bad eating a few!

kiwi fruit frozen pops
Photo credit: Real Food By Dad

If you have a blender and some popsicle molds, this recipe won’t take you more than 10 minutes.

It only requires two ingredients—pureed watermelon and kiwis—so it’s also a budget-friendly alternative to those all-natural store-bought popsicles. You can also add some agave to make them a little sweeter!

Find the recipe HERE.

Watermelon Blueberry Salsa Watermelon Recipes

Between my Blueberry Cobbler and my No-Bake Lemon Blueberry Pie, you know how much I adore berries.

So when I saw this salsa recipe, I had to give it a share!

watermelon recipes blueberry salsa
Photo credit: Love and Olive Oil

While the flavor combos might seem unique, pairing jalapenos, onions, tomatoes, blueberries and watermelon will add a whole new dimension to your classic salsa.

Plus, it’s topped with lime and cilantro for an extra kick you won’t be able to resist.

Find the recipe HERE.

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Wine Melon Slushies Watermelon Recipes

Nothing beats finishing a hot day with a cold, delicious drink.

My Wine Melon Slushie isn’t only refreshing, it’s one of the simpler beverages you can serve up this summer.

watermelon recipes wine slushy

It isn’t overly sweet, but the natural sweetness of the Rosé wine and the watermelon will turn it into a special evening treat.

I also like to add just a tablespoon of honey to top it off… pour me a couple!

Find the recipe HERE.

If these watermelon recipes don’t scream “summer” I don’t know what will!

So before the next season rolls around, it’s time to add these to your lineup.

From my kitchen to yours,


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