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There's nothing quite like eating that first ripe watermelon of the season: Its juicy, subtle sweetness is intoxicating. While we never get sick of eating unadorned watermelon, cantaloupe, or honeydew, they can be just as swoon-worthy in a recipe as they are sliced. Not convinced? Probably because you haven't yet tried our melon salad
with mint, feta, and harissa — or this perfect, pucker-worthy watermelonade
. Ahead, 13 recipes that are anything but melon-choly.