Fabulous Watermelon Recipes for You to Make this Summer

Nothing screams summer fruits like watermelons and when the first one appears here you can guarantee that my kids are pestering me to get it and started producing it for snacks during the summer months. But straight out of the fridge sliced up isn’t the only way that you can serve watermelon so we’ve scoured the internet to find our favourite watermelon recipes that families can enjoy this summer.

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Watermelon Recipes for Summer

To make it easy for your to find the perfect recipe for your Summer Meal I’ve put the recipes into food types so you can go straight to them – why not try some watermelon salads, watermelon cakes, drinks, frozen treats, cookies or even pizza’s!

For a real alternative turn the watermelon into Chips/Crips with a dehydrator full step by step guide on how to do it on The Real Farmhouse.

Salads, Sides and Mains with Watermelon

Watermelon isn’t just for dessert check out these delicious salads, sides and mains that you can enjoy this summer too.

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Watermelon Feta Salad

Watermelon Brie Bites from My Suburban Kitchen

Watermelon Salsa from The Gunny Sack

Cucumber and Basil Watermelon Salad from Foodie Crush

Watermelon Caprese Salad with Balsamic Glaze from Lauren’s Latest

Watermelon Salad with Coconut Lime Dressing from The Sophisticated Caveman

Watermelon Gazpacho from Taste with the Eyes

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Watermelon Pizzas ideal for summer

Not what you would expect for watermelon to be used for but these two recipes for pizza provide a healthy delicious alternative for summer entertaining.

Watermelon pizza from Choosing Chia

Strawberry and Kiwi Fruit Pizza from Hungry Happenings

Watermelon Cakes and Bars

Treat yourself, family and any guests to these delicious cakes and bars, ideal for family BBQ’s after a fun water bomb fight or pool party.

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Cupcakes with watermelon flavoured frosting by The First Year

Rice Krispie cakes from iCreativeIdeas

Cupcakes from Sugar Kissed

Watermelon Pops from Betty Crocker

Watermelon Push Pops from Make Bake Celebrate

Cake Balls from Pint Sized Treasures

Serve up some fruit Scones smothered in Watermelon Jam/Jelly from A Sparkly Mess

Watermelon Fruit Leathers from Domestically Blissful

Watermelon Cookie Recipes

Cookies always deserve their own category don’t they – in fact, they really should be their own food group. Here are some of our favourite Watermelon Cookies for you to make and enjoy this summer.

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Watermelon Slice Cookies from Taste of Home

Watermelon Cake Mix Cookie Sandwiches from Taste and Tell

Frosted Watermelon Cookies from That’s What Che Said

Watermelon Macarons from My Frugal Adventures

Watermelon Sherbet Chipwiches from And They Cooked Happily Ever After

Recipes for Watermelon Drinks

With Watermelon being so refreshing drinks made with this delicious fruit are always a hit in the family. We’ve got a couple that are just for the adults and some that the whole family will enjoy. Add to any recipe these Watermelon Coconut Ice-Cubes from Raising Whasians to bring the flavour of beach vacations to your summer.

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Watermelon Lemonade from Whole Food Market

Watermelon Sweet Tea from The Improv Kitchen

Watermelon Margaritas! from Incredible Recipes from Heaven *Alcoholic*

Easy Watermelon Slushy from Nerdy Mamma

Watermelon Mimosa from 1000 Lovely Things *Alcoholic*

Watermelon Mint Mojito from Watch what you Eat *Can be made alcoholic or non-alcoholic*

Frozen Watermelon Daiquiri from Sweet and Savoury by Shinee *Alcoholic*

Strawberry Watermelon Sangria from The Blissful Balance

Sweet Watermelon Water from Sarah Titus

Frozen Watermelon Recipes

What is cooler than being cool? Well, frozen watermelon recipes are and these would really cool you down on a hot day.

Watermelon Ice-pops from Eat Yourself Skinny

Salted Watermelon Ice-Cream from Pint Sized Baker

Kiwi Watermelon Fruit Pops from B Britnell

3 Ingredient Watermelon Sorbet from Tastefully Frugal

Watermelon Frosty from Blender Babes

Watermelon Dessert Recipes

If you have to bring a dessert to a summer feast with friends and family then some of these would go down a storm. Either with Watermelon or inspired by watermelon, there are sure to be some of your favourites here.

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Cool Watermelon Dessert from I Heart Naptime

Watermelon Fudge from Cookies and Cups

Berry Watermelon Fruit Salad from Fork Knife Swoon

Honey Glazed Watermelon from Grill Lovers

Watermelon Cake from Joy of Kosher

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