Watermelon!The perfect summertime fruit!
We are loving how delicious and juicy the watermelons are this time of year and there are plenty in the market. There are a great way to cool off in the heat of the afternoon, too.

How to tell if a watermelon is ripe
Unlike other types of summer fruit, you can’t give a watermelon the sniff test to determine whether it’s ripe and ready to eat.

  1. When a watermelon is ripe you will see a whitish or yellow patch on the underside where it sat on the ground and wasn’t exposed to sunlight.
  2. Avoid watermelons with cuts or soft spots.
  3. If you thump gently on the underside of a watermelon, it should have a hollow sound.
  4. A watermelon should feel heavy in your hands regardless of its size.

Of course fresh watermelon is delicious eaten on its own. But, if you are looking for something a little more, here are some of our favorite recipes that highlight the flavor of fresh watermelon.

Soup and Salads
Summer Watermelon Salad
Watermelon and Arugula Salad
Watermelon Gazpacho With Chile and Feta Cheese

Boozy Watermelon Slushy Cocktail
Watermelon and Cucumber Cooler Cocktail
Watermelon Juice or Cooler (non-alcoholic)

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