This sweet summer fruit can be served a variety of ways. Try one of our featured recipes.
July 24, 2007
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World of Watermelon
If a sprinkle of salt is the wildest you've ever gotten with your watermelon, get ready to enjoy the juicy summer staple like never before. The sweet fruit can be served as a drink, salad, dessert, side dish, or even an entrée. Grab a big slice and learn how to make the classic picnic table favorite a star.
Watermelon Rind Relish Recipe Pair this tangy relish with ham or fish, or mix a little into your favorite steamed vegetables for an extra punch of flavor. Since you're only using the rind for the relish, zest the watermelon first, then serve the leftover fruit as a side salad.
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Flank Steak with Grilled Mango and Watermelon Chutney
Tomato-and-Watermelon Salad Recipe Watermelon and tomato may seem an unlikely combination, but when you put them together you'll be amazed at how good they taste. There's a healthful bonus too. Both are high in lycopene, which helps prevent certain types of cancer.
6 of 8Photo: Lee Harrelson / Styling: Virginia Cravens
Slushy Watermelon Mojitos
Slushy Watermelon Mojitos Recipe Sweeten the classic Cuban cocktail with frozen watermelon. Fresh mint and lime slices add a sour twist to the naturally sweet fruit.
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Watermelon Sorbet Recipe Water, sugar, melon, and lime juice are all you need for this cool summer treat. Let the sorbet freeze while you enjoy dinner.
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Watermelon-Lemonade Cooler Recipe Mix freshly cut watermelon with frozen lemonade, add a dash of mint, and you've got a sweet and sour summer drink perfect for your next weekend brunch.