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7 Juicy, Refreshing Watermelon Recipes

Some days are so hot, the only thing that can hit the spot is some juicy, light, refreshing watermelon. But you can’t eat watermelon all day…can you? Well, that’s up to you, but we’ve rounded up a handful of watermelon recipes that’ll sure do a good job of ensuring you’ll be up for the challenge. (Move over rosé—watermelon deserves a piece of the all-day action!)

1. Strawberry-Melon Summer Salad

“Great salad for a hot day! I substituted blueberries for strawberries just so I didn't have to go to the store. It was heavenly!”


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2. Watermelon Sherbet

“The whole family has really loved this. I made it without using an ice cream maker. I just poured the mixture into a metal bowl and popped it into the freezer.” –MichelleAnnAnderson


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3. Watermelon Auga Fresca

“Such a pretty, fresh-tasting, pleasantly sweet treat! I'd never had this before and it was a such a nice surprise to find just how darn good it was.” –naples34102


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4. Jewel's Watermelon Margaritas

“DELICIOUS!!! Thanks to others' suggestions, I froze the watermelon and used no ice (great idea!). Also added Triple Sec. My guests and I all thought they were the best margaritas we have ever had!” –Sharon Snowbird


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5. Watermelon Fire and Ice Salsa

“WOW!!! You have got to try this stuff! The juices of lime and watermelon mix together so well, the jalapeños make it spicy, and the watermelon adds a burst of sweetness.”


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6. Herb Watermelon Feta Salad

“Made this salad last night for a summer dinner party and it was a HUGE hit! Everyone wanted the recipe.” –Momma Marv


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7. Watermelon Pie

“This was an easy, delicious, refreshing summertime dessert! Definitely plan ahead to refrigerate at least four hours.” –JULIE0330

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