You probably think of watermelon as the perfect summer picnic or barbecue dessert, but the versatile fruit can be used to make juice, salad, and more.
Watermelon agua fresca Blend seedless watermelon cubes with enough water to make a thick juice, then strain. Sweeten with agave nectar to taste and drink cold!
Quick grilled watermelon wedges Slice watermelon into wedges, about 1 ½ inches thick; allow to drain on kitchen towels for a half hour. Lightly brush wedges with canola oil and grill over high heat for about 5 minutes, turning once.
Sweet and salty salad Toss watermelon cubes with crumbled feta cheese and chopped mint leaves. Drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil and lime juice to taste.
Watermelon granita Process watermelon and sugar in a food processor (add enough sugar so the mixture tastes a little too sweet, since the flavors will mellow in the freezer). Pour the mixture into a shallow baking dish and freeze for six hours, using a fork to gently rake through the mixture every hour. The granita is ready when it has the consistency of shaved ice.