Refreshing Watermelon Salads for Summer

refreshing watermelon salads for summer

Full of perfect ripe watermelon, these refreshing watermelon salads are a must-make this summer. Pairing deliciously with cucumber, jalapenos, tangy cheeses, mint, basil, and so many other in-season ingredients, you won’t believe all the different summer salads you can make. Make these watermelon salad recipes for summer parties, BBQs, and light lunches. The only question is which one will you make first?!

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Watermelon Summer Salad

“A light refreshing side dish for the heat of the summer! Goes great with chicken salad croissants. Our summers here in Texas routinely go over 100 degrees. My turn at Bunco fell on a 102-degree day. The last thing I wanted was to heat my kitchen so I came up with this dish by combining a few different recipes. It was a hit!” – Sheri
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Spicy Sriracha Grilled Chicken and Watermelon Salad

“At a family celebration recently, my brother ordered a special that came with a watermelon salad. He was seated far from me, so I didn’t get a bite, and I’ve been wondering about that salad ever since. Here’s my attempt to recreate it as a bed for my favorite fast chicken. The cool sweet salad balances the saucy heat of the Sriracha to perfection. The simplicity of this marinade is matched only by its great taste. Tender, juicy and tangy…Mind the cooking time: the flattened chicken’s ready in minutes, which makes this a great dish for hungry people!” – Jess
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Watermelon Mozzarella Salad

“Watermelon Mozzarella Salad is very easy to make, flavorful, and crowd-pleasing. It is perfect for your BBQ parties or any other summer gatherings. The original recipe uses cantaloupe but I really did not enjoy the flavors. But when I tried it with cold watermelon, I fell in love with it. The magic is all in the zesty salad dressing! It helps to bring out the flavors of watermelon and marinates Mozzarella as well. And believe me, it is very refreshing, light, and delicious. Now we prefer to eat watermelon this way only!” – Grishma
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Dog Days Watermelon Salad

“Now’s the time to take advantage of the great supply of cucumbers and watermelon this time of year, the “dog days” of August! This salad is cool and refreshing – even your kids will love it – but it’s best eaten the same day.” – Connie
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Redneck Watermelon Summer Salad

“Watermelon and pineapple for the most refreshing summer salad you’ll ever make! So good some folks may eat it for dessert, too! My cousin Katrina shared this recipe with me. Oh my gosh, everywhere I take it, it’s a really big hit! Just trust me on this one.” – Cheryl
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Watermelon, Tomato, Feta and Arugula Salad w/ Balsamic Glaze

“Had this at a wedding rehearsal dinner in San Antonio and fell in LOVE.” – Danielle
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Summer Fruit Salad With Mint & Limoncello

“This is my all-time favorite fruit salad. the fresh mint and the Limoncello add a wonderful addition to your summer fruits. I promise you will love it. I keep the Limoncello in my freezer. It is always nice and cold. Also good as an evening sipper on a hot summer day.” – Nadine
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Watermelon Caprese Salad

“Watermelon Caprese Salad combines sweet watermelon with tangy balsamic. The mozzarella and salt adds a nice contrast while the basil adds freshness. This salad is what summer dreams are made of!” – Debbie