What To Do With Watermelon: Salads, Drinks, Desserts And More

Straight-up slices can get you that watermelon sugar high you want, but here's how to get more creative this summer.
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First, Beyoncé got us all drinking watermelon a few summers ago. Then when things got hot in 2020, Harry Styles sent the internet searching for “what does watermelon sugar high mean?” Now, it’s your turn to give watermelon its moment in 2021.

Even if you’re a watermelon purist who believes the fruit is best in its unadulterated form, we think some of the recipes below will change your mind. There are sorbets, mojitos, salads, margaritas, gazpachos and so many ways to use watermelon that you’ll never wonder what to do with a big old melon again.

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All The Healthy Things
Watermelon, Feta, Cucumber And Mint Salad
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Minimalist Baker
5-Minute Strawberry Watermelon Sorbet
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All The Healthy Things
Watermelon Mojito Cocktail
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Love and Olive Oil
Tomato Watermelon Gazpacho With Pistachios And Basil Oil
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Boulder Locavore
Grilled Watermelon With Smoked Salt And Jalapeno Rings
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How Sweet It Is
Layered Watermelon Coconut Shakes With Salty Lime Sugar
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A Spicy Perspective
Watermelon Salad With Burrata And Yogurt Dressing
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How Sweet It Is
Salted Watermelon Margarita Popsicles
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Half Baked Harvest
Pink Watermelon Lemonade Slushies
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Half Baked Harvest
Minty Watermelon Cucumber Margaritas
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