Wonderful Watermelon

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By Recipe Team on June 15, 2021

Every summer cookout has a few staples: a grill, bug spray and fresh watermelon.

Tortillas filled with watermelon salsa, beside watermelon and citrus slices, on a bright blue background.

Low in calories and loaded with antioxidant lycopene, watermelon can even help you stay hydrated thanks to its super-high water content, making it the perfect treat to beat the heat.

Carilion Clinic's Dining and Nutrition team offers some creative ways to enjoy watermelon at your next cookout.

Check them out and let us know which is your favorite!

Every good party starts with snacks. Get your summertime soiree started with Fire and Ice Watermelon Salsa

Thirsty? Infuse a pitcher of ice water with juicy watermelon for a refreshing way to hydrate.

Cups of pink granita garnished with mint leaves and slices of lime.

When it's time to gather around the table, fire up your main course with chili-pepper-infused Watermelon Salad.

And when you're ready for dessert, try a No-Bake Watermelon Cake or homemade Watermelon Granita.

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