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Summer: Creative ways to enjoy watermelon

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Few things say summer like a bright red, juicy bite of watermelon. While there is always the classic wedge to enjoy, this hydrating, lightly sugared fruit is also an amazing addition to many dishes. With health benefits that equal a tomato, according to research, this treat is both yummy and good for you. If you've always wondered what else you can do with watermelon, the attached list can help! Having a summer party? Bring any of these dishes or drinks and you're sure to be a refreshing hit.

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Watermelon Cocktail
Watermelon Cocktail Avion Tequila

Watermelon Cocktail

Watermelon Cocktail
2 parts Avión Silver or Reposado
1 part Fresh Lime Juice
4 One-Inch Cubes Fresh Watermelon
Squeeze Agave Nectar

Muddle watermelon with agave nectar in a mixing glass. Add remaining ingredients, and shake vigorously with ice. Fine strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and garnish as desired.

Watermelon and Feta Salad
Watermelon and Feta Salad Meats Roots and Leaves

Watermelon and Feta Salad

Watermelon and feta are an incredible combination! Throw on some basil or onion or pumpkin seeds to jazz it up even further! This refreshing, colorful salad is sure to be a hit at any party.

Grilled Watermelon and Goat Cheese
Grilled Watermelon and Goat Cheese Neilson Barnard

Grilled Watermelon and Goat Cheese

Looking fancy doesn't have to be labor intensive. Throw this together in minutes: Watermelon cubes, goat cheese, basil stacked with a cute toothpick skewer! You'll get rave reviews as it looks amazing and tastes even better!

Watermelon Man Cocktails
Watermelon Man Cocktails Adam Berry/Getty Images

Watermelon Man Cocktails

Watermelon Man Cocktails! Watermelon can be combined with just about any alcohol. Try a little vodka for a refreshing summer drink, a little champagne for a girly evening cocktail or scotch for the man in your life.

Watermelon Sundae
Watermelon Sundae Sandra Mu/Getty Images

Watermelon Sundae

This is just plain fun! Cut your watermelon in half and pull out the meat of the fruit. Scoop in your favorite ice cream or sorbet then top with your watermelon pieces!

Watermelon Smile
Watermelon Smile Larry Busacca

Watermelon Smile

Watermelons aren't just for eating! They're colorful, fun and make a great accessory. Follow in celebrity footsteps by decorating with them!

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