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.

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