Food & Recipes

17 of Our Favorite Ways to Use Watermelon This Summer

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 3:00 AM, May 22, 2018

Aired May 22, 2018

If you find yourself with leftover watermelon this summer season (fairly unlikely, we know!), don't let it go to waste!

Instead, use every last bit of it with these 15 delicious watermelon recipes we've made over the years.

We've whipped up everything from Margarita-Soaked Watermelon Balls to, most recently, Watermelon Slice Sorbet Sandwiches, so we know you won't have any trouble picking one you can't wait to make for your next pool party.

(We've ALSO turned watermelon into amazing centerpiece art, thanks to our senior culinary producer and resident watermelon pro, Jeanette Donnarumma.)

1) Watermelon Slice Sorbet Sandwiches

Watch Rach and Jeanette make them in the video above! 

Watermelon Slice Sorbet Sandwiches

2) Margarita-Soaked Watermelon in a Watermelon Basket

GET THE RECIPE: Margarita-Soaked Watermelon in a Watermelon Basket

3) Cucumber and Watermelon Granita

Cucumber and Watermelon Granita

4) Watermelon Antipasto Salad

 Watermelon Antipasto Salad

5) Watermelon Ice Pops

GET THE RECIPE: Watermelon Ice Pops

6) Watermelon Ice Cubes

GET THE RECIPE: Watermelon Ice Cubes

7) Watermelon & Tomato Gazpacho

GET THE RECIPE: Watermelon & Tomato Gazpacho

8) Watermelon, Queso Fresco and Mint Salad

Watermelon, Queso Fresco and Mint Salad

9) Frozen Watermelon Margarita Ice Pops

GET THE RECIPE: Frozen Watermelon Margarita Ice Pops

10) Fresh Watermelon Kicker

GET THE RECIPE: Fresh Watermelon Kicker

11) Frozen Watermelon Margarita

GET THE RECIPE: Frozen Watermelon Margarita

12) Watermelon Caprese Skewers

GET THE RECIPE: Watermelon Caprese Skewers

13) Watermelon Frose

GET THE RECIPE: Watermelon Frose

14) Cucumber-Watermelon Mojito Cocktail

GET THE RECIPE: Cucumber-Watermelon Mojito Cocktail

15) Italian-Style Grilled Watermelon Pizza

GET THE RECIPE: Italian-Style Grilled Watermelon Pizza

16) Watermelon-Ginger Guacamole

GET THE RECIPE: Watermelon-Ginger Guacamole

17) Watermelon Salsa

GET THE RECIPE: Watermelon Salsa