9 Wonderful Ways to Eat More Watermelon This Summer

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9 Wonderful Ways to Eat More Watermelon This Summer

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On those sunny days when the thermometer climbs past 80 degrees, it’s important to make sure you’re getting enough water. One easy — and incredibly delicious — way to do that is to eat more watermelon.

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Because watermelon is so sweet and refreshing, it is the perfect complement to lots of flavors both sweet and savory. Pair it with salty cheeses like feta or toss it in spicy chile pepper vinaigrette — there is a range of delicious and unexpected ways to serve fresh watermelon. You can even grill your watermelon for a hint of smokiness and caramelization. The possibilities are near-endless when it comes to cooking with watermelon.

If the thought of snacking on plain watermelon wedges or simply tossing this watery fruit into a smoothie bores you, then why not try one of these delicious — and good-for-you — recipes this summer? They’re bright and flavorful — and perfect for helping you stay hydrated on a hot day.

Grilled Watermelon

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This delicious watermelon dish is anything but ordinary — it’s full of sweet, smoky, and salty flavors.

Melon Salsa

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The sweetness of watermelon is the perfect complement to fresh, spicy garlic and bright, herbaceous cilantro. Serve this salsa with crunchy tortilla chips for the perfect healthy and hydrating snack.

Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.

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