Watermelon: It’s a refreshing summertime staple, boasting a sweet, juicy core that always hits the spot, especially on those particularly hot and humid July afternoons. And while many of us (myself included) prefer to eat the nutrient-rich, hydrating, in-season fruit as-is, watermelon is a fantastic addition to — or star of! — many recipes. Just ask chefs such as Ina Garten, Martha Stewart, Giada De Laurentiis, and more who are big fans of showcasing the fruit during summer months.
Ahead, we’ve gathered some of our favorite mouthwatering recipes that star none other than our favorite summertime fruit, watermelon — from Garten’s refreshing Watermelon Mojito to De Laurentiis’ sweet-meets-savory Watermelon Caprese Salad.