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Watermelon: Sweet and Savory

Anya Hoffman

Anya Hoffman

August 12, 2014


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.