How to Break Down a Watermelon

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How to Break Down a Melon

There are few things that bring me more joy than cutting into a perfect watermelon in the peak of summer. I eat it plain, blend it into juice, shake it up into a cocktail but my favorite way to enjoy it is in a simple summer salad. All you need is some cubed watermelon, fresh lime, a few crunchy cucumbers, mint and some chili lime seasoning and you have a refreshing, crowd-pleasing summer side. Want to brush up on your watermelon carving skills? It's easier than you may think! Check out our tutorial HERE. You can use this same method no matter the melon you're working with. If it's a seeded melon like honeydew or cantaloupe, once you remove the rind, cut it in half and scoop and discard the seeds.
 --Molly Adams, Senior Food Editor

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Looking for some more easy recipes featuring Watermelon? Check out two of our favorites below.
Watermelon And Cherry Tomato Salad With Fried Goat Cheese Medallions by @saratane

Adding fried goat cheese to any salad is a serious pro move, but combining it with sweet & juicy watermelon is next level!  There is nothing boring about this summer salad.

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Peach And Watermelon Agua Fresca by

Once you break down that watermelon, use it to make a refreshing aqua fresca!  Add some ripe peaches for a pleasant hit of tartness.

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