School’s Out! Watermelon’s In!

School’s Out! Watermelon’s In!

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School’s Out! Watermelon’s In!

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Is there anything that shouts “Summer’s here!” like a slice of cold, juicy watermelon fresh from the ‘fridge?

Well, June is bustin’ out all over, so it’s time to bust out the watermelon, a sweet treat that won’t increase your swimsuit size.

In sunny Florida, the peak season for picking this red ripe fruit has arrived, and you can find the best of the crop in the produce aisle of your favorite store right now. Know how to pick out a good one? Check out these tips.

Now, it’s hard to beat a slice of icy cold watermelon just “as is.” But if you care to get a little creative, you can find lots of recipes for beverages, desserts, sides—even a sandwich idea.

Here are some of our favorite mouthwatering watermelon recipes:

Watermelon and Blue Cheese

Open-Faced Watermelon Sandwiches

Watermelon Infused Water

Watermelon, Berry and Avocado Salad

Midsummer Melon Salsa

Watermelon & Shrimp Cocktail Skewers

Sponsored by the Florida Department of Agriculture. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter for even more great ideas!

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