5 Ways to Wow with Watermelon

by in Uncategorized, August 15th, 2013

watermelon gazpacho
Got an endless supply of this quintessential summer fruit? Here are some refreshing new ways to use it up.

#1: Make Real Sorbet
Most watermelon sorbets have no actual watermelon in sight! The real deal couldn’t be easier to make.

Recipe: Tropical Watermelon Sorbet

#2: Add to Salsa
Add a fresh and juicy crunch to a savory salsa and serve with fish or chicken.

Recipe: Fish Tacos with Watermelon Salsa

#3: Toss on the Grill
A quick sizzle on a hot grill will develop melon’s natural sugars. Season with balsamic and salt, then finish with a crumbly cheese like feta or chevre.

Recipes: Grilled Watermelon Salad

#4: Blend in Soup
Like tomatoes, melon is a sensational base for cold soups. Blend with chiles, onion, cucumber and a drizzle of good-quality olive oil.

Recipe: Watermelon Gazpacho (above)

#5: Combine with Shellfish
The delicate crunch of watermelon pairs beautifully with tender shrimp or crab meat. Top with a fresh citrus vinaigrette and gently toss.

Recipe: Shrimp and Melon Salad

Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition. See Dana’s full bio »

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