5 Ways to Wow with Watermelon

watermelon gazpacho

watermelon-gazpacho-recipe

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Matt Armendariz, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

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.

#2: Add to Salsa

Add a fresh and juicy crunch to a savory salsa and serve with fish or chicken.

#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.

#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.

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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