How to Pick a Perfect Watermelon
Never take a gamble on lugging home the wrong watermelon again.
Chile-Coconut Watermelon Crudo
This sweet, spicy, and punchy upgrade to classic slabs of salted watermelon is the palate-pleasing appetizer your cookout guests deserve, Fresh coconut water is much sweeter, and has a greater depth of flavor than bottled versions, so crack open a coconut if you can. If using store-bought, select a brand with no additives for the best tasting crudo. Reserve the strained spicy marinade to use as a fruity base for a tequila cocktail.
21 Watermelon Recipes to Make This Summer
Among tomatoes and peaches, one of summer’s other exciting crops is the watermelon—fresh, sweet, juicy, and incredibly refreshing in the heat. The beauty of this fruit is that it can be prepared in sweet and savory recipes, whether you’re craving a cooling granita (you’ll love our recipe with cardamom syrup) or marinated watermelon with whipped feta. Read on for all of the watermelon recipes we’ll be making this summer.
Grilled Watermelon with Avocado, Cucumber and Jalapeño Salsa
Grilling watermelon gives it a pleasantly smoky flavor. Here, F&W's Justin Chapple tops slabs of the sweet-smoky fruit with a cumin-spiked avocado salsa; thin slices of jalapeño and lots of fresh herbs finish off the dish. Slideshow: More Watermelon Recipes