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Refreshing Watermelon Recipes Perfect for Summer

  • Christy Brissette, R.D., 80 Twenty Nutrition
    Photo credit: esimpraim via Flickr

    Blueberry Watermelon Shaved Ice

    This refreshing blueberry watermelon shaved ice has no added sugar and is bursting with antioxidants. It'll help cool you down after a summer day of workouts and fun! It's vegan, gluten-free, and simply delicious.

  • Jamie Vespa, R.D., Dishing Out Health

    Summer Panzanella Salad

    This summer panzanella salad is filled to the brim with nutritious summer staples including fresh watermelon, golden beets, crispy arugula, herbs, and a refreshing lemon dressing.

  • Jessica Fishman Levinson, R.D., Nutritioulicious

    Watermelon, Feta, and Mint Skewers

    These watermelon, feta, and mint skewers are full of flavor and a fabulous combo of sweet and savory. Refreshing and hydrating watermelon is perfect for those hot summer days and you'll get a boost of lycopene too!

  • Shannon Garcia, R.D., KISS in the Kitchen

    Watermelon Pico de Gallo

    This watermelon jicama pico de gallo is low in calories but packed with nutrition and flavor! Perfect for enjoying with corn chips, by the spoonful, or on top of your favorite protein!

  • Natalie Rizzo, R.D., Nutrition à la Natalie

    Watermelon Lime Ice Cubes

    This simple five-minute, two-ingredient recipe for watermelon lime ice cubes adds flavor to water without adding any added sugar. And the potassium and water in watermelon can help prevent muscle cramps and dehydration.

  • Abbey Sharp, R.D., Abbey's Kitchen

    Watermelon Tomato Gazpacho

    This watermelon tomato gazpacho is low in calories and incredibly hydrating, helping prevent bloating at the Summer pool party. It's also packed with a double dose of the cancer-fighting antioxidant lycopene.

  • Elena Paravantes, R.D., Olive Tomato

    Greek Island Watermelon Cake

    This vegan watermelon cake satisfies cravings for sweets! Plus it's vegan and also provides good fats and antioxidants from the olive oil and sesame seeds.

  • Sharon Palmer, R.D., The Plant-Powered Blog

    Watermelon Basil Slushie

    Summer is the perfect time to enjoy this ice-cold healthy watermelon basil slushie. It's packed with the natural flavor and fragrance of vine-ripened watermelon—with an herbal basil twist! Plus, you'll get a heart-healthy lycopene boost in every sip!


Christy Brissette, RD

Christy Brissette is one of North America’s top dietitians and a leading nutrition and food communications expert. She is the President of 80 Twenty Nutrition, a nutrition and food media company and private practice. Her mission? To end food confusion and dieting once and for all.  More →

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