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What’s not to love about watermelon? A certifiable summer game-changer, watermelon is a fruit and a vegetable, about 90% water, and loaded with antibiotics and vitamins. Now, in the thick of the growing season, here are some ways to make the most of these juicy bad boys:

1. Watermelon Lemonade by Cooking Classy


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Watermelon and lemon combine to make a refreshing watermelon lemonade for hot days.

2. Watermelon Margarita from All Recipes 

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For something with a little more kick, this watermelon margarita turns it up a notch. ;) 

3. Feta and Mint Watermelon Salad by Food & Wine 

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Pair your drink with this delicious and easy feta and mint watermelon salad!

5. Kiwi Watermelon Fruit Pops by Food With Feeling

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Top off your meal with a dessert of kiwi watermelon fruit popsicles—made completely from fruit! 

6. Strawberry Watermelon Mint Infused Water by Positive Med

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Reap the hydrating benefits of watermelon with this nutritious recipe for strawberry, watermelon, and mint-infused water. 

7. Watermelon Pizza by Choosing Chia 

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This fresh dessert pizza topped with vitamin-rich fruits and yogurt makes for a healthy substitute for (or follow up to) the real thing.

8. Watermelon Mango Pico De Gallo by Damn Delicious 

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Enjoy this fruity spin on the traditional Pico de Gallo recipe. Serve with tortilla or pita chips or simply dive in with a spoon!

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