Our season-long garden party Summer Fest 2012 welcomes food and garden bloggers to feature garden-to-table recipes and tips. We’ll feature favorite garden-to-table recipes and tips to help you enjoy the bounty, whether you’re harvesting your own goodies or buying them fresh from the market. Fresh this week: melon.
Watermelon is 92% water, making it a great option for using in all sorts of drinks, desserts and even soups. It’s also one of those fruits that embodies the idea of lazy summer days and seed-spitting contests so scoop one up as you enjoy these last few weeks of the season.
Here are our current five favorite ways to use watermelon:
1. Mixed Melon Salad with Cilantro and Lime (pictured above)
Kelsey Nixon’s refreshing fruit salad combines cantaloupe, honeydew and watermelon in a lime, honey and cilantro dressing. It’s a simple way to showcase the best of summer’s melon.