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8 Fun Ways to Enjoy Watermelon This Summer

Chilled Rosé Watermelon Soup

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This chilled wine soup (perhaps the best invention since wine ice cream floats?) is a super refreshing way to enjoy rosé. It would also be the perfect appetizer for a boozy brunch—but if you'd rather keep it all to yourself, that's totally understandable.

Get the recipe: Chilled Rosé Watermelon Soup

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Vegan Watermelon Fruit Pizza

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Slice a watermelon widthwise, and its rind and flesh kind of resemble a pizza, right? This watermelon pizza is topped with coconut yogurt, granola, and fruit, and it's probably safe to say that it's way more fun to eat than a bowl of watermelon and yogurt. (ICYMI, avocado pizza is a thing and it's great.)

Get the recipe: Vegan Watermelon Fruit Pizza

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Frosted Watermelon Cake

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The imitation possibilities of watermelon (of the most hydrating foods) go beyond pseudo pizza. The fruit can also be sliced and frosted to resemble a cake. All you have to do is slice off the end and the rind and decorate it as intricately as you like.

Get the recipe: Frosted Watermelon Cake

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Watermelon Poke Bowls

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If you don't eat raw fish, you can still enjoy the poke bowl trend with your own version. This vegan take uses cubes of watermelon to give the look of fish, with ginger, avocado, and furikake to give familiar poke bowl flavors.

Get the recipe: Watermelon Poke Bowls

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Watermelon Fruit Leather

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These fruit leathers will take you back to the roll-ups you used to pack in your lunch box as a kid. These have decidedly less artificial ingredients and a much shorter ingredient list—just two items—and are a great way to use up watermelon you don't think you'll get the chance to eat.

Get the recipe: Watermelon Fruit Leather

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Watermelon Feta Salad with Mint

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Depending on how fancy you get, cubed watermelon and feta can look like art (check out these watermelon-feta skewers). With this recipe, assembling the salad is up to you. You can go full-on Rubik's Cube or just toss the ingredients together in a bowl.

Get the recipe: Watermelon Feta Salad with Mint

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Sweet and Spicy Watermelon

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If you're in the mood to savor watermelon on its own, make it a little more interesting and try this flavor-enhancing recipe. After all, while mangoes are the fruit that's often eaten with hot sauce (Haven't tried it? Do it now.), they're not the only food that pairs well with spicy flavor. For this recipe, watermelon is topped with a chipotle, honey, and lime-flavored sauce.

Get the recipe: Sweet and Spicy Watermelon

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Seared Salmon with Watermelon Tomato Avocado Salsa

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This salmon dish is served with a fresh, chunky salsa and a bed of greens. It's the perfect meal to make when you want healthy fats—salmon, avocado, and olive oil are all great sources. (PS: A healthy diet should always include these 11 high-fat foods.)

Get the recipe: Seared Salmon with Watermelon-Tomato Avocado Salsa

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