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10 Savory Recipes Using Watermelon

Updated: Feb. 15, 2023

The perfect addition to your next BBQ.

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Watermelon Taboule Stacks With Grilled Chicken

Taboule is a salad made from bulgur that’s packed with good carbs. Layers of watermelon add crunch and the subtle sweetness pairs very well with juicy chicken. Get the recipe.

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Thai Watermelon Salad

The cubes of watermelon in this salad act like crisp tomatoes, perfectly balancing the Thai spices. Get the recipe

Psst! Check out these watermelon carving ideas to decorate your next party with an edible summer centerpiece.

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Blue Watermelon Salad

Fruit and walnuts balance out pungent and creamy blue cheese in this healthy salad. Get the recipe

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Chicken Salad With Watermelon and Peaches

This chicken salad hides crisp watermelon and luxuriously sweet peaches. Perfect for a summer lunch on the patio. Get the recipe.

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Watermelon Toasted Jalapeno and Shrimp Pico de Gallo

The texture of shrimp is a perfect counterpoint to the crisp watermelon in this salsa. Scoop it up with tortilla chips or endive–or just eat it with a spoon. Get the recipe.

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Grilled Chicken Boursin and Watermelon Sandwich

Watermelon stands in for tomato in this sandwich. The fruit stays much crisper. Try replacing the tomato in other sandwiches with watermelon as well. Would anyone like a BLW (bacon, lettuce, and watermelon)? Get the recipe.

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Dilled Baby Shrimp and Watermelon Napoleons

Watermelon and shrimp form elegant towers for a dinner party appetizer. This one will wow your guests’ taste buds. Get the recipe.

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Grilled Kielbasa With Watermelon Relish

Sweet and tart relish cuts through the fat of meaty kielbasa. Get the recipe.

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This makes a beautiful appetizer. Peppery arugula, sweet watermelon and the creamy crab salad are a blend of unique flavors and textures. Get the recipe.

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Watermelon Pad Thai

This unique salad uses pureed watermelon to add a beguiling texture to the sauce without added fat. Get the recipe.

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