National Watermelon Day – Recipes!

Its National Watermelon Day, and to celebrate the unofficial fruit of summer, I visited my friends at PIX11 to show some fun things you can do and make with a watermelon.




Watermelon Gazpacho


  • 6 cups chopped seeded watermelon (reserve the juice)
  • 1 cup peeled, seeded and diced cucumber
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow pepper, diced
  • 1 orange pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely diced
  • 6 celery hearts, diced
  • ½ small red onion, finely diced
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh mint
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley
  • Juice of 1 ½ limes (2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon juice)
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • greek yogurt or sour cream (optional)
  • 1 Avocado diced (optional)

Note: if you don’t like one of the veggies, you can omit or swap out with your fav veggie. Its hard to mess this up!


  1. Puree the watermelon chunks in a blender until smooth, set aside.
  2. Toss the cucumber, bell peppers, jalapeno, celery, onion, herbs, lime juice, and salt in a large bowl. Pour the watermelon puree and reserved juice over the vegetables. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until well chilled, at least 1 hour.
  3. Taste, then season with salt and black pepper, add more jalapeno. Serve very cold, topped with greek yogurt or sour cream. Top with diced or sliced avocado.


Watermelon Mango Salsa 


  • watermelon
  • mango,
  • jalapeno, diced
  • red onion, diced
  • cilantro
  • fresh lime juice from 2 limes


  1. Cut up watermelon, mango into small cubes
  2. Chop cilantro
  3. In a large bowl, add watermelon, mango, jalapeno, red onion, and cilantro
  4. Add lime juice, salt and pepper to taste
  5. enjoy!





Watermelon Feta Salad


  • Small Watermelon, cut up into cubes
  • 1/2 cup of kalamata olives
  • 1/2 cup crumbled Feta Cheese
  • fresh mint


  1. Slice watermelon in half and cut the watermelon into cubes
  2. Keep the watermelon rind for a bowl
  3. Chop a few mint leaves, set aside
  4. In a large bowl, add watermelon cubes
  5. Add in feta, olives, and mint
  6. Toss gently
  7. Taste, if needed add salt & pepper (the feta and olives are salty so you might not need any)
  8. Serve in watermelon bowl, garnish with a few chopped mint leaves








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