Looking for watermelon recipes? Want the best watermelon salad, or watermelon sorbet? Try our ideas below, then check out our easy summer salads or summer cocktail recipes. For more fruity ideas, check out our mango recipes, pineapple recipes and papaya recipes.


Watermelon is refreshing summer fruit royalty but picking the right one can be tricky. Here’s a tip – tap the thick rind for a dull sound and a slight vibration. Both those indicators mean a ripe melon due to high water content.

Watermelon recipes

Watermelon and halloumi salad

Sweet, juicy watermelon pairs brilliantly with warm, salty halloumi and fresh mint – ideal for a BBQ side dish.

Halloumi and watermelon salad

Thai watermelon salad

Juicy, refreshing watermelon stands in for green papaya in this update of a classic Thai-style dish. It’s best to buy a whole watermelon and use the flesh closest to the skin as this tends to be a bit firmer. Check out our other Thai-inspired recipes, too.

Thai Watermelon Salad Recipe

Watermelon and feta salad

The combination of fresh-tasting ingredients and big flavours make this watermelon and feta salad with pomegranate dressing a winner. We love the salty feta with fresh, juicy watermelon. Plus, its super-quick, easy, and under 500 calories.

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Watermelon and feta salad with a pomegranate dressing served on an oval light coloured serving dish with a salad spoon and fork for serving

Watermelon juice

Summer in a glass, get a real taste of the sun in this lively watermelon juice packed with plenty of explosive flavours.

Glasses of fruit juice

Watermelon gazpacho

Give chilled tomato soup a spicy kick by adding scotch bonnet chillies – the perfect contrast to refreshing watermelon and creamy avocado.

A blue wooden background topped with bowls of tomato soup, decorated with cubes of tomatoes, cucumber and basil leaves

Spiced watermelon and halloumi skewers

Check out these super simple skewers with salty halloumi and sweet watermelon. Make these easy veggie skewers for your next BBQ with friends. More veggie BBQ recipes over here.

Halloumi Skewers Recipe with Watermelon

Watermelon granita with mint

Cold watermelon is a super-refreshing treat on a hot day – this granita takes it a step further.

Watermelon_Mint_Granita from Bitter Honey

Watermelon and rice noodle salad

Try our refreshing Vietnamese-style watermelon salad packed with mint, Thai basil and coriander for a vibrant summer BBQ side dish.

Watermelon and Rice Noodle salad with mint and holy basil

Watermelon cooler

This refreshing watermelon and tequila cocktail from Thomasina Miers is really refreshing for a hot summer day, and proves that tequila isn't all about slammers. Try serving it at your next BBQ.

Watermelon Cocktail Recipe

Thai-style watermelon and peanut noodle salad

Ready in 20 minutes, this vibrant vegan salad is packed with juicy watermelon, crunchy peanuts and leafy herbs. A colourful plate of fresh flavours.

Thai Peanut Noodle Salad Recipe with Watermelon and Herbs

Watermelon smoothie

In need of a cleanse? Try our refreshing detox smoothie with fruity watermelon. It's joined by strawberry, banana and pomegranate for a big hit of goodness.

Strawberry Smoothie Recipe With Watermelon, Pomegranate and Banana

Watermelon sorbet

During the long, hot summers in Italy, a spoonful of sorbetto di cocomro is a popular pick-me-up. The amount of sugar used in this sorbet recipe can be varied depending on the sweetness of the watermelon.

A silver dessert cup filled with scoops of red sorbet on a white napkin

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