10 Must-Try Watermelon Recipes

Fresh slices of watermelon

Raise your hand if you’re excited for watermelon season!

We look forward to visiting the watermelon stand at our local farmers’ market each summer to find the ripest, juiciest, most colorful melons. Watermelon is incredibly versatile—you can grill it, pickle it, liquify it, freeze it or just plain chop it up and mix it with pretty much anything your heart desires. Equally fabulous in soups, salads, main dishes and desserts, watermelon’s possibilities really are endless.

So where to begin? We’ve chosen our 10 favorite watermelon recipes for you to try this summer:

Stacked Watermelon Salad

 Watermelon Pico de Gallo

Chilled Watermelon Soup with Ginger and Jolly Ranchers

Pickled Watermelon Rind

Spicy Grilled Watermelon

Watermelon Jelly with Balsamic and Mint

Grilled Steak Tacos with Watermelon-Mango-Jicama Salsa

Grilled Shrimp Salad with Feta, Tomato and Watermelon

Watermelon Fizz

Watermelon Granita