Delicious and Refreshing Watermelon Salad Recipes for Summer
Looking for a refreshing recipe to cool off with this summer? There are few things better than a refreshing watermelon on a hot summer day. Today I’m sharing some of the most delicious watermelon salad recipes from some of my favorite bloggers.
There are so many different ways to enjoy this delicious fruit, and the recipes below show just how versatile it is! From salads to desserts, you will find something for everyone in this blog post.
I grew up in south-central Georgia and we had some of the best watermelons anywhere every summer. My favorite way to eat watermelon is just to slice it or cube it and eat with a fork. But I also love, love making salads with watermelon!
I like to serve watermelons with seeds when I’m just serving watermelon slices or a bowl of cubed watermelon. I use seedless watermelons for other recipes.
Watermelon is a good source of lycopene, which is an antioxidant that has been shown to be beneficial for heart health – about 40% more than raw tomatoes. It also contains mostly water (obviously) and very few calories – perfect for anyone trying to lose weight!
Watermelon is the perfect fruit to beat the heat. It’s sweet, juicy, and full of vitamin C! If you’re looking for a new way to enjoy your favorite fruit or want an easy snack idea, these recipes are just what you need!
Mmmmmm…watermelons 🙂 Make one of these delicious watermelon salads today!
Cool Refreshing Watermelon Salad is served in a watermelon bowl, you can chill it in the fridge the night before for your party, and share it on a hot day for a summer picnic, beach or pool party.
People love this tasty beautiful summer salad and it is ideal to make-ahead for potluck parties. Always a hit!
This Spicy and Fresh Watermelon Salad is full of flavor and spice. The freshness of the Watermelon combined with the spiciness of the jalapeños and the acidic bite of the lime juice makes for the perfect fruit salad to bring to parties and events. This recipe is healthy and nutritious and acts as the perfect side dish for any BBQ. This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, keto and, Whole 30 friendly.
It's light and refreshing with a tangy dressing that will make you feel like you're on vacation in Greece. Plus, this recipe is perfect for those days when you need something quick and easy to whip up for lunch or as a side dish at dinner time.
Refreshing summer salad of sweet and juicy watermelon with cucumber, feta cheese and mint tossed in the classic lemon-olive oil vinaigrettte combination! Watermelon feta salad amazingly cleanses your palate, a must-try this hot and humid seasons!
This delicious Watermelon Fruit Salad with mixed berries and citrus-honey dressing, is a light and refreshing addition to your backyard barbecue or holiday party. Not that you can only serve this salad during the summer months, it would be perfect anytime of year when fresh berries are available.
This Easy Fruit Salad Recipe is made with fresh, ripe fruit and drizzled with a light orange juice dressing. Ready in under 20 minutes and made with no added sugars, learn all my tips and tricks for making the very best fruit salad and enjoy all summer long for breakfast, dinner, or dessert!
This watermelon salad with arugula and crumbled feta is the best summer salad ever! It’s sweet and savory at the same time, it’s super light, refreshing, and very satisfying. This salad may be unusual, but it’s so delicious and really simple to make.
This Greek Watermelon Basil Salad with feta cheese is a refreshing summer salad recipe with Kalamata olives, tomatoes, red onion and basil. It has that sweet and salty contrast we love in a watermelon salad recipe!
Watermelon and Cantaloupe Salad refreshing with hints of blueberries and a 2 ingredient dressing.
How to Pick the Sweetest Watermelon
According to Spoon University, in order to pick the sweetest watermelon, you need to “look for the field spot. This will be a yellow splotch on the underside of a watermelon. It should be a creamy yellow colour. The darker the yellow, the sweeter the melon is!”
A round watermelon is sweeter, while an oval-shaped one will be more watery. Also, watermelons with seeds tend to be sweeter than seedless watermelons. However, seedless watermelons are easier to eat in smoothies, salads, or other recipes when combined with other ingredients.
I hope you enjoyed these easy and delicious watermelon salad recipes. These are perfect for summer time! Be sure to share this post with your friends on social media if you liked what you read. Thanks for reading!