When we think of summer, we think of watermelons and the multitude of watermelon recipes that we have collected over time. While watermelon and feta salads and watermelon margaritas seem to be our norm (and even the watermelon gazpacho that we featured on Florida Food & Farm), we thought that we’d take things up a notch and bring you 10 Watermelon Recipes you Need to Make this Summer.

From a Watermelon Pizza – our latest food craving – to a Watermelon Caprese Salad to a Minty Watermelon Slushie, these watermelon recipes are simple to make and they will instantly cool you off — and if you spent anytime outside this past weekend, you know how much that is needed.

10 summer watermelon recipes

We know it’s been awhile since you’ve picked a watermelon. Do you remember how to pick a good one?

Here are three rules to keep in mind:

  1. Pick up a watermelon and make sure that it’s heavy for it’s size.
  2. Take a look at the watermelon’s field spot. That’s the area of the watermelon that it’s been sitting on. If watermelon has a pale or non-existent color, set it back down. You want one that has a buttery white or yellow spot.
  3. Select one that is dull in color. When it’s shiny, it oftentimes means an underripe melon.

Now, with a sweet and juicy watermelon in hand, it’s time to get into the kitchen.

10 Watermelon Recipes You Need to Make this Summer


Watermelon Salad

Watermelon Nectarine Caprese Salad by A Nerd Cooks

Watermelon Basil Mezcal Margarita

Watermelon Basil Mezcal Margarita by Domesticate Me.

Watermelon Canapes by Preppy Kitchen

Watermelon Canapés by Preppy Kitchen

Minty Watermelon Slushie by Use Your Noodles

Minty Watermelon Slushie by Use Your Noodles

Watermelon Cucumber Jalapeño Salad by Yay! For Food

Watermelon Cucumber Jalapeño Salad by Yay! for Food

Watermelon Water Agua de Sandis

Mexican Watermelon Water by Isabel Eats

Watermelon Sashimi

Watermelon Sashimi by Oat & Sesame

watermelon vodka slushie

Watermelon Vodka Slushie by Easy Cooking with Mollie

Watermelon Pizza

Watermelon Pizza by A Side of Sweet.

Watermelon with Aleppo Pepper and Lime by Platings and Pairings

Watermelon with Aleppo Pepper and Lime by Platings & Pairings

10 Summer Watermelon Recipes