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Salsa Verde Burger with Fontina, Watermelon, and Basil

Cheeseburgers are one of the most beloved foods of summer — and so it watermelon. The two unlikely forces collide in this unique, mouthwatering burger recipe that’s topped with melty Fontina and homemade salsa verde. You down?

Instead of using plain-jane lettuce and tomato, we decided to give basil leaves and WATERMELON a go. Watermelon mimics the moist clean texture of a good slice of tomato, but offers a much sweeter bite. The delicate essence of licorice from the basil leaves, is the perfect accompaniment to the watermelon and salty cheese. Finally, creamy and zesty Salsa Verde gives the burger the necessary kick of acidity and spice to create the perfect balance of flavors.

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Rebecca Haley-Park

Rebecca Haley-Park is culture's former editor and resident stinky cheese cheerleader. A native New Englander, she holds a BFA in creative writing from University of Maine at Farmington.