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 »