Watermelon is summer in a green shell. These recipes showcase the juicy, sweet fruit in a poke bowl, salad, granita and salsa.
This version of a Hawaiian poke bowl swaps marinated watermelon for the raw fish. It's an incredibly light and fresh summer dinner—and so pretty!
Two things make this grilled watermelon amazing. High heat draws out moisture and intensifies watermelon's sweetness, and the rub creates additional caramelization for even deeper flavor notes.
Fresh lime and ginger take watermelon's flavor up a notch. Make this icy treat when you'll be home all day. It's super easy, but you need to scrape it a few times over the course of a few hours.
A bright and fruity salsa dresses up simple grilled fish in this easy, healthful summer dinner.
SPOT CHECK To pick a good melon, heft it up. Heavy? Good. Look at its field spot. It should be creamy yellow. Thump that spot. It should sound deep, not dull.
HEALTHY HYDRATION At 92 percent water, watermelons are a tasty way to hydrate. One cup provides good doses of vitamins C and A but only 46 calories.
EAT IT ALL Save those rinds, especially if they're thick. You can peel and pickle them to add to a relish tray. The seeds can even be dried and roasted like pumpkin seeds.