5 New Ways to Try Watermelon

Sweet summer watermelon also works well in savory recipes like these


Though often thought of as a refreshing and sweet fruit meant for dessert or a fruit salad, watermelon also works well in savory recipes. Yes, we all know about the watermelon and feta salad trend that seemed to hit almost every restaurant a few years ago, but there is so much more that you can do.

Play around with different methods of cooking this crisp and colorful fruit and just know that you're adding a healthy dose of vitamins A and C to each dish. Also, try experimenting with the different  varieties of watermelon that are available to explore their unique textures and flavors.

To aid us in this savory experiment, we turned to different chefs around the country for their take on this delicous and healthy summer fruit. Let us know what you think or if you have any favorite go-to recipes of your own!


Grilled Watermelon Salad

This gorgeous and freshing dish is a great twist on the everyday fruit salad. 







Watermelon & Prosciutto Salad

Swap out cantaloupe for watermelon in this favorite appetizer dish. 




Tuna Watermelon Ceviche

A fantastic, no-cook dish that is both delicious and satisfying. 




Pickled Watermelon Salad

Pickling watermelon is very easy and adds a zing to it (especially when you use spicy jalapeños like in this recipe). 






Tuna Watermelon Salad

Watermelon is used two ways in this recipe: as a sweet dessert in the form of sorbet and mixed into the salad in chunky cubes.