There is so much to love about watermelon. Dress it up or keep it simple. Soups, curries, salsas and salads; it’s savory sweetness deserves a place at every meal.

Watermelon Salsa. Credit: Copyright 2016 Zester Media
Watermelon Salsa. Credit: Copyright 2016 Zester Media

Watermelon Salsa
Spicy and thirst-quenching, this watermelon salsa pairs perfectly with meaty fish. Two cups diced watermelon, 1 cup chopped cucumber, 1 minced Serrano chile, 1/3 cup chopped cilantro, fresh lime juice and sea salt to taste.

Watermelon Gazpacho. Credit: Copyright 2016 Zester Media
Watermelon Gazpacho. Credit: Copyright 2016 Zester Media

Watermelon Gazpacho
Zesty summer soup from your blender! Combine equal parts watermelon and tomatoes (1 pound each), 1 cup chopped cucumber, 2 slices red onion, 2/3 cup chopped celery, lemon juice, olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with diced watermelon, celery, cucumber, mint leaves and olive oil.

Watermelon Salad with Goat Cheese. Credit: Copyright 2016 Rinku Bhattacharya
Watermelon Salad with Goat Cheese. Credit: Copyright 2016 Rinku Bhattacharya

Watermelon Salad with Goat Cheese
This fresh take on watermelon salad features toasted mustard seeds and goat cheese with fresh mint. Other variations: feta cheese, black olives, wild arugula, toasted pumpkin seeds or blueberries. Olive oil, lemon juice, sea salt and ground pepper to taste.

Watermelon Curry with Chickpeas
Using a gently spiced curry -we make one with nigella seeds and fresh ginger popular in the western Indian state of Rajasthan – thisdish becomes a meal with fresh cooked or canned chickpeas. Both sweet and spicy, this curry is delicious at room temperature.

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