5 Wonderful Watermelon Recipes to Pin

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Watermelon recipes help you to make use of the flavorful, thirst quenching fruit that abounds during the summer months. Though watermelon tastes wonderful on its own, try these recipes to make use of the extras you have leftover. You’ll never look at watermelon the same way again.

1. Watermelon Salad with Feta and Cucumbers

Watermelon Recipes: Watermelon, Feta, and Cucumbers Salad

Photo: Pinterest/The Mediterranean Dish

Watermelon recipes don’t have to make desserts. This watermelon salad with feta and cucumbers from The Mediterranean Dish creates a refreshing and flavorful side dish. Serve it to cool down on a hot summer’s day, especially since it requires no cooking.

2. Homemade Watermelon BBQ Sauce

Watermelon Barbecue Sauce

Photo: Pinterest/Yummy Healthy Easy

Though some feel that real barbecue should not need a lot of sauce, others won’t eat barbecued foods without it. Enter Yummy Healthy Easy’s watermelon barbecue sauce recipe. Watermelon puree contributes to the sweetness and body of the sauce, but don’t expect this to taste cloying. Soy sauce and a splash of vinegar enhance the savory profile of this sauce.

3. Herby Watermelon Quinoa Salad

Watermelon Quinoa Salad

Photo: Pinterest/Barre3

Some watermelon recipes just ask you to rethink how you use fruits, but this watermelon quinoa salad from barre 3 gets you to reconsider what you think of as a salad. Protein-packed quinoa forms the base of a grain salad that has flavors reminiscent of tabbouleh, thanks to chopped parsley and mint.

4. Watermelon Chips

Watermelon Recipes Watermelon Chips

Photo: Pinterest/The Real Farmhouse

Have an old food dehydrator gathering dust? Pull it out, clean it off, and fire it up for this chip recipe using watermelon. When you pull the moisture out of watermelon, the natural sugars condense, concentrating the flavor of each piece. The Real Farmhouse has a tutorial to transform watermelon into dehydrated candy. Prepare it, and it will be a healthy snack you’ll feel great giving to your family.

5. Harissa Shrimp and Watermelon Bites

Spicy Harissa Shrimp and Watermelon Bites

Photo: Pinterest/Rhubarbarians

Create a spicy appetizer that also douses its own fire. Watermelon recipes often don’t use spice, but this harissa shrimp bites dish from Rhubarbarians does just that. Tunisians use harissa to add zest to their food, and while it has a kick, it still pairs well with a wide variety of foods. The spicy harissa-coated shrimp in this recipe wake you up while the watermelon cube on the bottom helps to cool you down. Try this three-ingredient treat when you want to wow guests at your next gathering.