It’s safe to say that most folks’ favorite summer fruit is the watermelon, and for good reason. It’s super high in the antioxidant lycopene, but also has potassium and vitamins A, B6 and C. Watermelon happens to be the most consumed melon in the United States. Believe it or not, it has been farmed and eaten for centuries and supposedly the first recorded watermelon harvest took place 5,000 years ago in Egypt, of all places. In the words of the great Mark Twain, “When one has tasted watermelon he knows what angels eat.” And everyone’s fave icon, Beyoncé, even sings about the great melon in her latest anthem, Drunk in Love: “I’ve been drankin’ watta-mellah…”

Even with all of that, we have to confess that watermelon can get a bit…well…boring. To make your watermelon fancy, we found a watermelon recipe for every occasion. Some are sweet, some are savory—but all will bring you a renewed love of this super summer fruit.

1. Grilled Watermelon Salad
What?! We know it sounds crazy but throw that watermelon on the grill and just see what happens. This is the watermelon recipe you’ve been waiting for your whole life.

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