Watermelon Take Two

Summer is here and the bright, jewel tones of fresh watermelon are dressing up dishes from coast to coast. Most common appearances seem to be within invigorating summer salads, but the sweet magenta of this summer favorite shines as the star of Italian ice and even as a pickle.

Fatty Crab
New York, NY
Watermelon Pickle and Crispy Pork: pork belly, fresh herbs, sweet ginger; $17

Bistro Petit
Brooklyn, New York
Watermelon Salad: Grilled Halloumi Cheese, Spicy watermelon reduction, Pickled Watermelon rind, Mint; $11            

Slightly North of Broad
Charleston, SC
Watermelon Crudo: poached local shrimp, Split Creek Farm feta, citrus segments, radish, pickled peppers, micro greens, raspberry vinaigrette; $12

Phoenix, AZ
Watermelon radish sunomono, ume-wasabi vinaigrette; $6

Miko’s Italian Ice
Chicago, IL
Watermelon Italian Ice; $2.50

Egg & Dart
Miami, FL
Watermelon Salad: fresh watermelon, manouri cheese, sunflower seeds, mixed greens, strawberry, watermelon vinaigrette dressing; $14

Princi Italia
Dallas, TX
Watermelon Crab Salad with lemon-thyme vinaigrette; $7

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