Watermelon is as intimidating as it is delicious. It's the ultimate summer fruit, yet its refreshing charm can be diluted by the sheer obstacle of dealing with one. Lugging it, chopping it, storing it—it's so daunting.
The hulking melon, like most things in life, is always scarier before you dig in. Quarter it, put your apprehensions aside, and consider your options. These 21 recipes make such quick use of a watermelon, you might even want to buy two.
This list was originally published in August 2014. We've updated it with more melon. Any other watermelon sips and bites we should know about?