7 Ways to Eat More Watermelon on Memorial Day

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By F&W Editors Posted May 26, 2016

Nothing says summer like watermelon

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start to summer, and nothing says summer like watermelon. Get creative with these seven amazing watermelon recipes.

1. Watermelon Gazpacho

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This sweet-tangy riff on the Spanish staple is great for a crowd.

2. Pickled Watermelon Rind with Ginger and Jalapeños

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Pickling watermelon rind has long been a Southern tradition. In this version, low-acid rice vinegar becomes infused with jalapeño and ginger for a brightly flavored brine with a kick. The watermelon rind is sliced very thin for these pickles, making them perfect for piling on a sandwich.

3. Watermelon, Feta and Almond Salad

Food & Wine: Watermelon, Feta and Almond Salad

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Chef Scott Conant's simple salad combines sweet, juicy watermelon with feta, salt and crunchy toasted almonds.

4. Watermelon Granita

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Fragrant cardamom syrup tops this healthy granita.

5. Mojito-Watermelon Pops

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These boozy pops feature layers of minty mojito and vodka-spiked watermelon juice.

6. Watermelon and Mascarpone Parfaits

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It doesn't get any easier than these no-cook dessert parfaits.

7. Grilled Watermelon with Yogurt

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This is chef Michael Psilakis's modern take on the traditional Greek combination of watermelon and feta cheese.

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