Did you know that taste is ranked as the #1 reason people reach for watermelon*? For those seeking to add a special zest to their summer slice, we’ve created a list of some of our favorite watermelon flavor pairings that are so simple, yet so delicious. Try each pairing one of two ways: mixed into a recipe or topped on your next slice.
Sweet to savory, light to rich, the complementary flavor combination of rich cheese and juicy watermelon makes for a mouthwatering summer snack.
Try it on a slice: Arugula + Balsamic + Parmesan
Try it in a recipe: Watermelon Feta Skewers
Drizzle, dunk or dip. This pairing is all about enhancing the sweetness levels.
Try it on a slice: Honey + Pistachios
Try it in a recipe: Watermelon Oat Flour Waffles
Perfect as a simple sprinkle on a slice or around the rim of a margarita. It’s no wonder it’s a popular pairing of choice!
Try it on a slice: Agave + Salt
Try it in a recipe: Watermelon Margarita on the Rocks
Serve your watermelon with a savory, spicy sidekick that adds just the right amount of fiery flavor.
Try it on a slice: Onion + Lime + Chili
Try it in a recipe: Fire and Ice Salsa
The distinct flavor of lemon combined with fresh watermelon meld together beautifully to make a deliciously bright combo.
Try it on a slice: Jicama + Ginger + Lemon
Try it in a recipe: Watermelon Lemonade
Talk about a hydrating combo. Mix watermelon and cucumber for a serious hit of refreshment.
Try it on a slice: Cucumber + Feta + Mint
Try it in a recipe: Spiralized Salad
Not as obvious of a pairing, but just as delicious. Try this protein-packed pairing when you need a fuel-up.
Try it on a slice: Avocado + Salmon + Cilantro
Try it in a recipe: Salmon Watermelon Sliders
Whether you’re looking for sweet or spicy flavors, watermelon and coconut offer endless possibilities.
Try it on a slice: Coconut + Curry
Try it in a recipe: Watermelon Coconut Froth
*2017 Summer Watermelon Consumer Study.