Celebrate National Watermelon Day with These Refreshing Recipes

Last Updated August 03, 2015

There are few things as refreshing as watermelon on a hot, humid day. Whether you toss it in a salad, mix it into a cocktail, blend it into a slushie or smoothie or sprinkle sea salt on top, here are some of our favorite recipes to celebrate National Watermelon Day, which we think ought to be every day of the summer.


The Loveless's Watermelon Ribs

Years ago, senior pitmaster George Harvell of Loveless Café was working on a movie set when a Cajun chef tossed watermelon onto the ribs Harvell was braising. At first nonplussed, Harvell was soon...

Watermelon Feta Skewers

When in season, cherry or heirloom tomatoes go great in this mix.

Watermelon Salad

Watermelon Salad

Texas Watermelon Granita

Very refreshing summer dessert or palate cleanser

Watermelon Juice and Watermelon Water

Watermelon Juice and Watermelon Water
Besides drinking the tasty juice of watermelons straight and using it to make drinks, watermelon vinaigrette, watermelon popsicles and sorbet, I add it to water to give it a fruity essence.