Healthy Watermelon Recipes

Find healthy, delicious watermelon recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Watermelon, Cucumber & Feta Salad

Rating: 5 stars 6
Here's a healthy salad recipe to make at the height of summer when watermelon and cucumbers are at their juiciest and most flavorful. Feta adds the perfect creamy, salty, tangy edge, and mint makes this salad taste even brighter. This is one easy side salad you'll want to serve at all your summer BBQs.
By Pam Lolley

Creamy Watermelon Smoothie

Rating: 5 stars 1
This creamy vegan watermelon smoothie has a subtle coconut flavor thanks to coconut-milk yogurt. Strawberries add color and banana adds a smooth texture while letting the watermelon flavor shine through.
Marianne Williams
By Marianne Williams

Watermelon Caprese Salad

Rating: 5 stars 1
This refreshing twist on the classic caprese salad replaces tomatoes with sweet, juicy watermelon. Basil and balsamic vinegar push this easy summer salad to the savory side, but if you want some sweeter notes, opt for balsamic glaze. An optional drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil at the end helps marry the flavors.
By Carolyn Casner

Watermelon & Goat Cheese Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

Rating: 5 stars 4
In this watermelon and goat cheese salad, the contrasting flavors and textures of crisp, sweet melon and creamy, tangy goat cheese are magical partners. Top with sliced grilled chicken to make it a meal.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Cucumber & Watermelon with Mint-Basil Dressing

This cucumber and watermelon salad features the classic combination of sweet watermelon and briny feta cheese. Soaking the red onions in lemon juice mellows their bite so they won't overtake the delicate flavors of the dish.
By Laura Kanya

Pizza Roll-Up Bento Lunch

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
This easy pizza-inspired roll-up is a kid-pleaser. Make crunchy vegetables more appealing by selecting colorful varieties like orange and purple cauliflower--and don't forget the dip! Keep 'em smiling with watermelon cut into fun shapes with cookie cutters.
By Stacy Fraser

Watermelon Gin Fizz

Rating: 5 stars 1
This pretty pink cocktail would be perfect for a bridal shower luncheon. Any leftover pureed juice is refreshing on its own.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Watermelon Sherbet

Rating: 5 stars 1
The only difference between sorbet and sherbet is that the latter has a bit of dairy. In the case of this easy summer dessert, sweetened condensed milk adds sweetness plus a touch of creaminess.
By Anna Theoktisto

Tomato, Watermelon & Avocado Salad

Enjoy this refreshing healthy salad recipe as a side dish or dice the tomatoes, watermelon and avocado smaller (1/2- to 1/4-inch pieces) and serve as a condiment for grilled fish, shrimp or chicken.
By Vivian Howard

Watermelon Poke Bowl

This vegetarian poke bowl swaps out fish for watermelon that soaks up a savory marinade of tamari, garlic and ginger. Black rice adds texture, crispy cucumber and edamame round out the bowl, and a spicy mayo drizzle ties it all together.
By Adam Dolge

Watermelon-Strawberry Smoothie

Strawberry and watermelon combine in this easy, 4-ingredient healthy fruit smoothie recipe.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Sweet & Savory Hummus Plate

Fresh veggies with dip, juicy fruit and even a sweet treat make up this easy-to-make picnic dinner that's great for packing up or enjoying at home. Plus, this combo excludes the most common allergens and food intolerances (it's free from dairy, eggs, soy, nuts and gluten) so just about everyone should be able to enjoy it without worrying. Store-bought white bean dip is a fast and convenient option but if you have the time and want to make your own, try the Garlic and White Bean Dip below.
By Victoria Seaver, M.S., R.D.
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Inspiration and Ideas

7 Watermelon Salad Recipes That Are Bright and Fresh
Add some brightness to your plate with these watermelon salad recipes. Watermelon can be used in sweet or savory salads as it pairs well with other fruit and vegetables. Not only is watermelon hydrating, it's also low in calories and carbohydrates. Watermelon is full of vitamin A, vitamin C and can be good for your heart. Recipes like Watermelon, Cucumber & Feta Salad and Mojito Blueberry & Watermelon Salad are refreshing, delicious and enjoyable in the warm weather.
15 Melon Side Dishes with Three Steps or Less
Make dinner a little sweeter with these tasty melon side dishes that only take three steps or less to prepare.
Watermelon-Mango Smoothie
Rating: 5 stars 1

This satisfying fruit smoothie recipe has only four ingredients for a quick and easy healthy breakfast on the go.