Barely sweet and endlessly refreshing, a whole watermelon in the fridge holds a great future of seasonal snacking. Sliced into wedges to eat plain out of hand, or sprinkled with a little lime juice, salt, and chili powder for a little kick.

Cut into cubes, watermelon makes a wonderful addition to a variety of salads—try mixing it with feta, olives, and mint, or tossing with ripe tomatoes, basil, and balsamic. Pureed and strained, watermelon makes for an incomparably vivifying juice. Stirred into a cocktail, that juice gets even better! Whichever way you slice it, this summer fruit will never let you down.