Fabulous at breakfast (try squirting a wedge with lime juice), great as lunch (fill with cottage cheese and strawberries) and terrific as a summer supper soup.
- Is firm like a well-inflated basketball, not hard like a boulder
- Is heavier than it looks (indicating it's full of moisture)
- Smells faintly sweet
Some self-styled authorities say you should also insist on even netting and no bald spots, but this is asking for too much and has no bearing on the taste.
- Slice lengthwise into wedges, scrape away seeds with a spoon, then cut the fruit away from the peel
- To enhance the flavor, toss with fresh lemon or lime juice