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Published on August 18, 2015

Celebrate a summertime classicCelebrate a summertime classic

It’s fitting to celebrate the watermelon, since no summer gathering is complete without it. In addition to being a tasty treat, it is a good source of vitamins A and C and contains lycopene, fiber and potassium. It’s also more than 90% water, so it can help you stay hydrated on hot days too.

Try a new twist on an old favorite with these ideas:

  • Caramelize watermelon slices on the grill, then drizzle with honey, lime and a pinch of salt.
  • Pair with shrimp on a kabob.
  • Carve out a watermelon to use as a bowl and fill with fruit salad.
  • Use watermelon in place of tomatoes in a citrus salsa or salad.
  • Use its juice as a glaze on shrimp or pork.

Of course, watermelon is also a crowd pleaser “as is.” Slice it up and you have an instant appetizer, side dish or dessert.