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Watermelon, Nine Ways

I have yet to meet someone who doesn't like watermelon.  I'm sure they're out there, but they're definitely in the minority when it comes to this popular summer fruit.  Of course it's fabulous plain, but if you're looking for something different, try one of these recipes.


1 - Goat Cheese and Watermelon salad.  Simply combine equal parts watermelon with goat cheese (or feta) and add some micro greens, basil, or mint.  Drizzle with a bit of balsamic vinegar.  You can plate it as pictured here and serve as a first course, or cut small round slices of watermelon, top with cheese, and offer it as a refreshing canapé. (photo credit)

2 - Grilled Watermelon via Food Blogga. Watermelon carmelizes wonderfully on the grill.

3 - Red and Yellow Watermelon Soup by Chow Vegan.  Here's a different soup recipe that calls for spakling wine or water!



4 - Watermelon Juice by Foodie Goodie.  The first time I had this was poolside at the Bellagio in Vegas...so perfect on a hot day!

5 - Watermelon Hornijto (tequilla mojito) via She Knows Parties

6 - Watermelon Bombe, Two Ways (beginner and expert) - via YumSugar.  If this doesn't impress your guests - get new friends!


7 - Watermelon Gelatins by Martha Stewart

8 - Fruit Cocktail & Watermelon Cupcake by Flour Arrangements

9 - Watermelon Cookies by The Decorated Cookie. It doesn't taste like watermelon, but isn't it cute anyway?

#10 is reserved for you.  How do you like your watermelon?

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Reader Comments (3)

My mouth is watering just thinking of watermelon! The watermelon bombe is so cute, so clever.

Where can I find yellow fleshed watermelon? Do you think Whole Foods have it in stock?

June 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChanthana

It's possible. I was just at the New Huge And Enormous Whole Foods off of North Avenue, and the produce guy said that they'd be getting them soon. Produce markets like Stanley's might be a good resource, too. http://www.yelp.com/biz/stanleys-fruit-and-vegetables-chicago

For my birthday dinner party last year, my husband made "A Watermelon Fantasy" from Patrick O'Connell's first cookbook out of the Inn at Little Washington. He served it for our sorbet course. Amazing!!

June 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTeresa

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