Savor summer’s sweetness with a juicy melon

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In the summer heat, there’s nothing more refreshing than a seasonal watermelon. The National Watermelon Promotion Board offers a summer salad recipe that’s sure to please your palate.

Sweet and Sour Watermelon Salad

½ cup cider vinegar
1 cup water
½ cup sugar, or to taste
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
dash of salt and pepper, to taste
bunch of scallions, trimmed and chopped
3 cups seedless watermelon balls or small watermelon chunks
2 English cucumbers, peeled, seeded and sliced

In a small bowl, mix the vinegar, water, sugar and poppy seeds, and season with salt and pepper. Stir in the chopped scallions.

Place the watermelon and cucumber in a serving bowl, and pour the dressing over the top. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate a couple of hours. Toss gently before serving.

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