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12 Ways To Eat A Whole Watermelon

If you’re any sort of self-respecting, meat-eating hipster, you’ve heard of the nose-to-tail movement. But you may not have heard of stem to root. Eat the whole plant, they say, the gross parts and all—and even entire watermelons. Just maybe not all at once. But yeah, watermelons do have some pretty great heath benefits.

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 Yes, we can pickle that—and not just in Portland. It’s more of a Southern treat, so get down to picklin’ with the watermelon rind.

 

Yes, we can pickle that—and not just in Portland. It’s more of a Southern treat, so get down to picklin’ with the watermelon rind.

 A traditional dish from the Rajasthan state in India, called tarbooz ke chilke ki sabji—yeah, trying saying that twice (or once).

 

A traditional dish from the Rajasthan state in India, called tarbooz ke chilke ki sabji—yeah, trying saying that twice (or once).

 For the lazy but healthy. Just add (hide, whatever) it in your favorite smoothie.

 

For the lazy but healthy. Just add (hide, whatever) it in your favorite smoothie.

 Sprinkle watermelon with olive oil, white balsamic vinegar and chili peppers for a surprising hors d’oeuvre.

 

Sprinkle watermelon with olive oil, white balsamic vinegar and chili peppers for a surprising hors d’oeuvre.

 Sweeten Spain’s beloved gazpacho with some watermelon chunks.

 

Sweeten Spain’s beloved gazpacho with some watermelon chunks.

 Ever heard of dukkah? It’s an Egyptian condiment of herbs, nuts and spices—and it’s freakin’ awesome with watermelon.

 

Ever heard of dukkah? It’s an Egyptian condiment of herbs, nuts and spices—and it’s freakin’ awesome with watermelon.

 Toss them in olive oil and sea salt, throw them in the oven, and toast them up!

 

Toss them in olive oil and sea salt, throw them in the oven, and toast them up!

 You can sprout your own seeds if you’re a true home gardener, or buy them already done for you. Either way, it’s the besto pesto! (Ugh…sorry.)

 

You can sprout your own seeds if you’re a true home gardener, or buy them already done for you. Either way, it’s the besto pesto! (Ugh…sorry.)

 Pulverize the seeds with a mixture of spices to create an Indian-style spice powder to use on everything.

 

Pulverize the seeds with a mixture of spices to create an Indian-style spice powder to use on everything.

 Add watermelon to rum, lime juice, and ice.

 

Add watermelon to rum, lime juice, and ice.

 Like cucumber water, only with wine and watermelon.

 

Like cucumber water, only with wine and watermelon.

 Your “morning” drink, still featuring the classic tomato juice and tabasco.

 

Your “morning” drink, still featuring the classic tomato juice and tabasco.

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