35 Creative Melon Recipes

  • 35 Creative Melon Recipes 1 of 36
    Cantaloupe salad, watermelon smoothies, and more
  • Edible Rubiks Cube 2 of 36
    Edible Rubiks Cube
    Getting your kid to eat fresh fruit doesn’t have to be as unsolvable as a real-life Rubiks cube; chunks of kiwi, watermelon, and mozzarella make this square an appealing snack.
    Make an edible Rubiks cube »
  • Easy, Elegant Watermelon Appetizer 3 of 36
    Easy, Elegant Watermelon Appetizer
    For a classy appetizer without the stress, these watermelon cubes make an uber-chic starter — and the surprising part is how easy they are to make!
    Make elegant watermelon appetizers »
  • Cantaloupe Salad with Figs, Basil, and Olives 4 of 36
    Cantaloupe Salad with Figs, Basil, and Olives
    Perfect for the waning days of summer, this refreshing blend of cantaloupes, figs, basil, and olives will usher your palate right into fall.
    Make cantaloupe salad with figs, basil, and olives »
  • Watermelon Caprese Salad 5 of 36
    Watermelon Caprese Salad
    A little savory, a little sweet, and totally delicious, this salad makes a nice summery addition to a meal — and kids will love the fun shapes you can cut the watermelon into.
    Make watermelon caprese salad »
  • Watermelon and Feta Salad 6 of 36
    Watermelon and Feta Salad
    You might not have known this, but watermelon and feta actually make a killer sweet-salty combination for a summer salad.
    Make watermelon and feta salad »
  • Savory Cantaloupe Salad 7 of 36
    Savory Cantaloupe Salad
    Can’t stomach cantaloupe? This savory way to serve up the melon might have you reconsidering.
    Make savory cantaloupe salad »
  • Watermelon and Berry Spinach Salad 8 of 36
    Watermelon and Berry Spinach Salad
    Don’t get fresh with us! … Unless that means you’ll be serving this fruity spinach salad.
    Make watermelon and berry spinach salad »
  • Watermelon and Tomatillo Salad 9 of 36
    Watermelon and Tomatillo Salad
    Tomatillos are usually found in salsa, but when left raw, their tartness matches perfectly with sweet, juicy watermelon.
    Make watermelon and tomatillo salad »
  • Watermelon Agua Fresca 10 of 36
    Watermelon Agua Fresca
    This simple Mexican beverage translates to “fresh water.” We think there’s no tastier way to quench your thirst on sweltering days.
    Make watermelon agua fresca »
  • Watermelon Mojitos 11 of 36
    Watermelon Mojitos
    For a twist on this classically summery (adults-only) drink, blend up watermelon into a frothy, refreshing mojito.
    Make watermelon mojitos »
  • Frozen Fruit Cubes 12 of 36
    Frozen Fruit Cubes
    Whether you want to sneak more fruit into your kids' diets or just liven up drinks for a party, these frozen fruit cubes will do the trick. Make them with your favorite melon for a tropical treat!
    Make frozen fruit cubes »
  • Raspberry Watermelon Lemonade 13 of 36
    Raspberry Watermelon Lemonade
    Summer in a glass! This brilliant blend of watermelon and fresh raspberries proves that lemonade isn’t just for lemons.
    Make raspberry watermelon lemonade »
  • Watermelon Lemonade 14 of 36
    Watermelon Lemonade
    Love watermelon so much you wish you could just sip it right up? Your prayers: answered.
    Make watermelon lemonade »
  • Watermelon Jell-O Shooters 15 of 36
    Watermelon Jell-O Shooters
    A watermelon imposter we can’t resist! These Jell-O shooters aren’t actually made with melon, but they’re bound to be a hit at your next BBQ. (Grown-ups only!)
    Make watermelon Jell-O shooters »
  • Watermelon Green Tea Punch 16 of 36
    Watermelon Green Tea Punch
    Now that we’re well into patio season, it’s time to get creative with our drinks — like this kid-friendly, watermelon-y twist on the typical iced tea.
    Make watermelon green tea punch »
  • Lime Watermelon Frosty 17 of 36
    Lime Watermelon Frosty
    This frosty has a secret ingredient for that perfect creamy texture — you’ll never guess what it is! Make a lime watermelon frosty »
  • Fresh Mint and Watermelon Soda Floats 18 of 36
    Fresh Mint and Watermelon Soda Floats
    For a fancy drink without all the complicated prep, these watermelon soda floats hit the spot.
    Make fresh mint and watermelon soda floats »
  • Watermelon-Kiwi Lime Frosty 19 of 36
    Watermelon-Kiwi Lime Frosty
    Made with fruit, lime juice, and a smidge of maple syrup, sip on this frosty to enjoy a cool treat without worrying about your waistline.
    Make a watermelon-kiwi lime sorbet »
  • Creamy Watermelon Smoothie 20 of 36
    Creamy Watermelon Smoothie
    Salvage a mealy, unsliceable watermelon by mixing it into this tasty, healthy smoothie.
    Make a creamy watermelon smoothie »
  • Melon and Banana Breakfast Smoothie 21 of 36
    Melon and Banana Breakfast Smoothie
    While you might not instantly think to add melon to your smoothie, this recipe will make it a fast staple for those on-the-go breakfasts.
    Make melon and banana smoothie »
  • Yellow Watermelon Margarita 22 of 36
    Yellow Watermelon Margarita
    If you’ve never tried yellow watermelon, there’s no better way to give it a whirl than with this zesty-sweet spin on the margarita.
    Make yellow watermelon margaritas »
  • Healthy Shamrock Shake 23 of 36
    Healthy Shamrock Shake
    Are your kids drawn to crazy-colored concoctions? It’s easy being green year-round with this tasty smoothie honeydew, kiwi, and banana smoothie.
    Make healthy shamrock shake »
  • Watermelon-Pomegranate Ice Pops 24 of 36
    Watermelon-Pomegranate Ice Pops
    We’re glad pomegranate is becoming more and more available in local supermarkets; it makes the perfect ruby-red complement to watermelon.
    Make watermelon pomegranate ice pops »
  • Strawberry-Watermelon-Basil Pops 25 of 36
    Strawberry-Watermelon-Basil Pops
    Basil and a tiny bit of kosher salt elevate these pops beyond a simple frozen treat. Just remember to hold your pinky out while eating.
    Make strawberry-watermelon-basil pops »
  • Watermelon Cucumber Popsicles 26 of 36
    Watermelon Cucumber Popsicles
    Kids could probably eat popsicles for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the summer. Give them their fix with less sugar by freezing up these popsicles.
    Make watermelon cucumber popsicles »
  • Real Watermelon Popsicles 27 of 36
    Real Watermelon Popsicles
    No high-fructose corn syrup here! These pops are made of pure fruit.
    Make Real Watermelon Popsicles »
  • Watermelon Hedgehog 28 of 36
    Watermelon Hedgehog
    Do you kids balk at the idea of fruit? They’ll be (hedge)hogging the table to snag some watermelon when it’s served up this adorably!
    Make a watermelon hedgehog »
  • Watermelon T. Rex 29 of 36
    Watermelon T. Rex
    If a hedgehog’s too tame for your family, this watermelon T. rex will get your dino-obsessed toddler to eat his fruit.
    Make a watermelon T. rex »
  • Watermelon Almond Tart 30 of 36
    Watermelon Almond Tart
    Ever heard of watermelon cake? Neither have we — until now!
    Make red, white and blue watermelon almond tart »
  • Real Watermelon Sno-Cone 31 of 36
    Real Watermelon Sno-Cone
    Keep kids hydrated with these fun sno-cones, which are 92 percent water — and 100 percent delicious.
    Make real watermelon sno-cones »
  • Watermelon Bombe Ice Cream Cake 32 of 36
    Watermelon Bombe Ice Cream Cake
    A surprising “watermelon” dessert indeed. There’s actually none of the juicy fruit in this frozen treat, but it’s such a tasty deception, we’ll let it slide.
    Make watermelon bombe ice cream cake »
  • Flowering Watermelon Garden 33 of 36
    Flowering Watermelon Garden
    No worries if you’re not much of a gardener; you won’t need a green thumb to plant these watermelon flowers on your table!
    Make a flowering watermelon garden »
  • Watermelon on a Stick 34 of 36
    Watermelon on a Stick
    Look ma, no sticky hands! Avoid potential watermelon mess with this easy (and unexpected) way to serve the juicy fruit.
    Make watermelon on a stick »
  • Watermelon Sorbet 35 of 36
    Watermelon Sorbet
    For your next high tea in the summer heat, this refreshing pale-pink sorbet will keep your guests cool.
    Make watermelon sorbet »
  • Watermelon Legos on a Stick 36 of 36
    Watermelon Legos on a Stick
    Proof that a love of fruit can start from the simplest building blocks! If your kids freak at the idea of trying watermelon, try disguising it as these stackable Legos.
    Watermelon Legos on a Stick »

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