How to Buy, Store, and Cook With Watermelon, In Season in August

July 30, 2015

It’s a fact: You can’t summer without at least one watermelon. Hydrating and sweet, we love eating this fruit straight up, and also adding it to salads and, yep, cocktails.

HOW TO BUY
If purchasing it whole, look for well-rounded melons without any gashes or cuts on the rind. Buying it pre-sliced? Be on the lookout for deep pink flesh without any mealiness.

HOW TO STORE
Store whole watermelon in a cool place, like a counter top out of direct sunlight. Cut or sliced watermelon should be placed in an airtight container, like a Tupperware, and kept in the fridge.…