Watermelon is in the lead for the Gold Medal with 28% of the 1966 votes in the favorite summer fruit poll with strawberries getting the Silver at 18%.
I was actually surprised as I thought strawberries would win — particularly the big red juicy ones in the middle of summer. I also thought tree-ripened peaches had a chance. Shows you what I know.
We will see if the numbers change as more precincts report.
In honor of the winner, I offer this terrific watermelon salad recipe I found at Eatingwell.com. It is very easy to make, light, and refreshing.