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Watermelon Recipes - Recipes using watermelon

The more than five hundred varieties of watermelon grown worldwide give consumers many choices, with a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and colors to choose from. All varieties of melons are generally interchangable in most recipes, so feel free to experiment. These recipes all use watermelon as an ingredient.

All About Watermelon
Get information on selection, storage, history, and usage of watermelons before trying the watermelon recipes.

Beet Watermelon Soup Recipe
On a hot day, this cold soup made with naturally sweet beets, onions, and watermelon is refreshing as an appetizer or even a dessert.

Deep-Fried Watermelon Recipe
Watermelon is dipped into a light batter, fried, and topped with powdered sugar for a unique dessert or snack.

Festive Fruitcakes Recipe
Traditional fruitcake is loaded with dried fruits and nuts, then soaked in liquor or liqueur. These go together quickly, but they do take a long time to bake, so plan ahead.

How to Make a Watermelon Basket
Step-by-step instructions, with photos, teach you how to carve a watermelon basket.

Spiced Watermelon Honey Recipe
This is a great way to use up watermelon rind that normally ends up in the garbage. Watermelon honey is great on pancakes, biscuits, and toast.

Sweet Watermelon Ice Recipe
This Native American favorite can be made with or without an ice cream maker.

Watermelon and Red Onion Salad Recipe
Raspberry vinaigrette tops a light salad of watermelon, red onions, and watercress. It is quite easy and simple, yet wonderfully refreshing.

Watermelon Basil Vinaigrette Recipe
Watermelon adds a sweetness that compliments champagne vinegar in this delectable salad dressing. Perfect for summer.

Watermelon BBQ Sauce Recipe
Watermelon is a sweet offset to the balsamic vinegar and soy sauce in this barbecue sauce favorite. Sauce may be used to marinate chicken, pork, fish or shellfish overnight and also as a basting sauce and side sauce.

Watermelon Cake Recipe
Make a big hit with both kids and adults by using watermelon in a bundt cake. Use miniature chocolate chips to simulate watermelon seeds, if you wish. You can make this cake in a sheet pan, but reduce the baking time accordingly.

Watermelon Chiffon Pie Recipe
Whipping cream, gelatin, and watermelon form the base for a deliciously refreshing no-bake pie, perfect for summer.

Watermelon Granita Recipe
Granita is like a grainy sorbet. This simple version made with fresh watermelon is refreshing and delicious. It takes a bit of dedicated attention to make, but it is quite easy and does not require any special equipment. Well worth the effort.

Watermelon Muffins Recipe
Watermelon juice and pulp make a moist, plump muffin. The chocolate chips simulate seeds as well as add flavor. You may substitute plumped raisins for the chocolate chips, if you wish. Use the batter to make standard-size muffins or mini-muffins (I like to make half of each). The adults will love these as much as the kids.

Watermelon Pie Recipe
Use low-fat ingredients combined with watermelon to create a delicious no-bake pie that goes together quickly. Plan ahead to chill at least 2 hours before serving.

Watermelon Pudding Recipe
Sweet and rosy cooked watermelon pudding is studded with chocolate chunks and pistachio nuts. This pudding is extremely rich so serve it in small amounts.

Watermelon Rind Pickles Recipe
Don't toss that watermelon rind out, make pickles from it with this easy recipe.

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