Our Watermelon Seed Butter is a unique spread made from the soft, shelled white seeds in watermelons. Similar to tahini, Watermelon Seed Butter is creamy and mild with a slightly peppery finish. We add salt and sunflower oil to both our lightly sweetened and unsweetened versions for two versatile additions to your pantry.
We love adding Watermelon Seed Butter to smoothies, cookies, and overnight oats, and the unsweetened version is especially good in creamy soups, dips, sauces, and dressings. This one-of-a-kind ingredient lends itself to so many creative kitchen experiments. To get you started, here are 12 of our favorite ways to use Watermelon Seed Butter. Happy cooking!
1. Kale & Cauliflower Soup
One of our favorite ways to use Unsweetened Watermelon Seed Butter is to stir it into pureed soups like this kale and cauliflower recipe. A warm bowl of creamy soup for dinner that also happens to be vegan? Count us in!
2. Creamy Hummus
Substitute traditional tahini with our Unsweetened Watermelon Seed Butter for an even smoother hummus with more protein and flavor complexity. Trust us, this is the best hummus you’ll ever make, and all in under 5 minutes.
3. Universal Seed Butter Cookies
Our universal cookie recipe uses only shelf-stable, allergen-friendly ingredients that are probably already in your pantry. They're crispy on the edges, chewy in the center, and perfect for everybody. Using Watermelon Seed Butter as the base creates a shortbread-style cookie. Make them extra special by dipping them in melted chocolate!
4. Herb Dip
Whether for afternoon snack or as a game-day appetizer, this is a dip you can whip up in minutes and feel good about enjoying. This recipe uses parsley and chives as the leading herbs, but you can use any of your favorites - cilantro, scallions, and dill all work wonderfully in this recipe made with Unsweetened Watermelon Seed Butter.
5. Crispy Kale Chips
Watermelon Seed Butter completely transforms average Lacinato kale leaves into an addicting snack that satisfies your salty cravings. Toss small kale leaves in a Watermelon Seed Butter batter, bake them in the oven, and you’ve got a protein-packed way to enjoy kale.
6. Classic Cumin Sauce
Unsweetened Watermelon Seed Butter makes an incredible base for any sauce you could imagine. Our classic sauce is simple and versatile - with just lemon juice, garlic, and cumin, it elevates every dish it’s drizzled on.
A vegan queso made with Watermelon Seed Butter sounds just crazy enough to work. Just add water, salt, and a blend of staple pantry spices for a quick and easy queso that will completely revolutionize your dip game.
8. Lemon Dressing
We could all use a simple 5-minute dressing to toss on our greens. Get some healthy fats and protein from Watermelon Seed Butter instead of oil and drizzle this dressing on everything from grain bowls to grilled vegetables.
9. Pina Colada Smoothie
You might not think of smoothies as being wow-worthy, but Watermelon Seed Butter is here to prove you wrong. The addition of Watermelon Seed Butter to some frozen pineapple, orange juice, and vanilla extract creates a refreshing and vibrant smoothie that tastes exactly like a pina colada. Optional: Add a splash of booze.
10. Ranch Dressing
Watermelon Seed Butter makes for a smooth, creamy, vegan ranch dressing when added to dried herbs and spices. Use our version of ranch dressing as a veggie dip, chicken wing dip, pizza topping, and everyday sauce for whatever your ranch-loving heart desires.
11. Overnight Oats
Add Watermelon Seed Butter to a base of rolled oats, oat milk, chia seeds, and your favorite fruit of choice for an easy breakfast you can grab on your way out the door. With endless flavor combinations, this protein-packed recipe never gets old.
12. Lentil "Meatballs"
These lentil "meatballs" use Unsweetened Watermelon Seed Butter as the binder and for some much-needed moisture. The peppery notes of the Seed Butter complement the lentils and spices used in this recipe. And while these "meatballs" are meatless, Watermelon Seed Butter packs over 20 grams of protein into the entire batch.