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10 Ways Watermelon Makes The Best Salads

Photo credit: Verses from my Kitchen, How Sweet it Is, Two Peas and their Pod, Boulder Locavore, Damn Delicious

Watermelon is the quintessential fruit of summer. It's near impossible to get through three months of this warm-weather season without one meal ending with watermelon juice dripping down your arm. It's perfectly sweet, totally refreshing and wonderfully hydrating. It's the only way to survive the relentless summer sun.

Watermelon is great eaten in a slice. Even better turned into a popsicle. And it's absolutely awesome blended into a boozy slushie. But there's one more way to eat watermelon that you may not have considered: in a salad.

That's right, salad. Watermelon belongs at every part of the meal and we've got 10 recipes to prove it.

1
Watermelon, Tomato And Four-Herb Salad
James Ransom/Food52
Get the Watermelon, Tomato, and Four-Herb Salad recipe from EmilyC via Food52
2
Honey Grilled Watermelon Caprese Salads
How Sweet It Is
3
Thai Watermelon Salad
Scaling Back
Get the Thai Watermelon Salad recipe from Scaling Back
4
Watermelon Tomato Salad With Cumin And Fennel
James Ransom/Food52
Get the Watermelon Tomato Salad with Cumin and Fennel recipe from Amanda Hesser via Food52
5
Red White and Blue Fruit Salad
Foodie Crush
Get the Red White and Blue Fruit Salad recipe from Foodie Crush
6
Chicken Gyro Salad With Home Pita Chips, Watermelon And Feta
Half Baked Harvest
7
Watermelon Salad With Balsamic Reduction
Damn Delicious
8
Watermelon, Blackberry And Mint Salad
Two Peas and their Pod
Get the Watermelon, Blackberry, and Mint Salad recipe from Two Peas and their Pod
9
Pea Shoot Watermelon Goat Cheese Salad
Boulder Locavore
Get the Pea Shoot Watermelon Goat Cheese Salad recipe from Boulder Locavore
10
Grilled Watermelon Salad
Verses from my Kitchen
Get the Grilled Watermelon Salad recipe from Verses from my Kitchen
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