Try these quick ideas for using the season’s best fruits and vegetables
Photo by Iain Bagwell
Watermelon sidecar: Whirl chunks of watermelon in a food processor until blended, then strain. Rub the rim of a martini glass with a cut lemon wedge, then dip rim in a shallow plate of sugar. Pour 3 tbsp. watermelon juice, 2 tbsp. brandy, 1 tbsp. lemon juice, and 2 tbsp. Cointreau into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake thoroughly, then strain into glass. Garnish with watermelon wedges.
Watermelon prosciutto bites: Wrap watermelon cubes with prosciutto strips; secure with a toothpick.
Watermelon, arugula, and cotija salad: Toss arugula, chunks of watermelon, and crumbled cotija cheese with a lime juice and olive oil vinaigrette.