Watermelon: Sweet and Savory

Bay Scallop Ceviche with Watermelon and Black Sesame

 

Though it's most often eaten on its own—cold, sliced, no recipe needed—watermelon can be a refreshing counterpoint to strong flavors like mint and ginger, tart lime, and even spicy, marinated pork belly.

 

Bay Scallop Ceviche with Watermelon and Black Sesame

Festive and flavorful, this no-cook dish will help you keep cool during the season's final heat wave.

 

Chilled Watermelon Soup with Mint and Ginger

Serve this vermilion-hued soup as a palate cleanser, appetizer, or even dessert.

 

Zak Pelaccio's Pork and Watermelon Salad

Crispy, tender morsels of slow-cooked pork belly are offset by cubes of juicy watermelon in this incredible Southeast Asian–inspired dish.

 

Lime Flan Parfait with Blueberries and Watermelon Granita

A scoop of icy watermelon granita perfects this lime-accented layered dessert from pastry chef Heather Carlucci-Rodriguez.

 

Anya Hoffman is a freelance writer and a contributing editor at the James Beard Foundation. Find her on Twitter.

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