15 Ways to Use Watermelon Seed Butter

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.

Creamy Jalepeno Basil Sauce

Creamy Basil Jalapeno Garlic Sauce

Jalapeno, basil, garlic, ... maple syrup? And ... Watermelon Seed Butter?! Yeah, you're reading the ingredient list right. This creamy, spicy, herby sauce can be used a salad dressing or drizzled over meat, fish, and veggies to your heart's content. 

Special Sauce

Special Sauce

Inspired by all those wonderfully mysterious fry sauces you’ve had on late-night food runs and cross-country road trips, this special sauce is all of your favorites in one. Spread it on burger buns, dip your fries in it, and feel good while doing so because this sauce is loaded with protein, iron, and essential vitamins and nutrients to balance out the greasy pleasures you’re likely to have it with.

cauliflower kale soup with watermelon seed butter

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!

sesame-free hummus with watermelon seed butter

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.

Garlic Aioli

Garlic Aioli

We all think of aioli as a mayo-like sauce with a little extra pizzazz, whether that’s from garlic, lemon juice, herbs, or spices. Ours is a vegan aioli, as the Italians intended, but with a Watermelon Seed Butter base. It's strong in the garlic department with a slight tang of mustard on the finish. We love it spread on a sandwich, as a french fry dip, or drizzled on simple roasted vegetables.

allergy-friendly cookies with watermelon seed butter

"Shortbread" Watermelon 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!

herb dip with watermelon seed butter

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.

kale chips with watermelon seed butter

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.

classic sauce with watermelon seed butter

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.

vegan queso with watermelon seed butter


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.

lemon dressing with watermelon seed butter

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.

pineapple smoothie with watermelon seed butter

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.

vegan ranch dressing with watermelon seed butter

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.

overnight oats with watermelon seed butter

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.

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lentil meatballs

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.