It's a staple at summer picnics — WATERMELON! While nothing beats a cold slice of a juicy melon simply by itself on a hot summer day (a light sprinkling of salt propels a robust flavor), there's so many more way to enjoy a fresh watermelon. Here are a few of our favorite ideas we've found online that your family may enjoy, too: COCONUT WATERMELON SALAD GRILLED WATERMELON PIZZA TOMATO-WATERMELON SALAD WITH FETA & TOASTED ALMONDS WATERMELON JELLY WATERMELON SORBET SKINNY WATERMELON-BERRY POPSICLES MINTED LEMON-LINE WATERMELON AGUA FRESCA

BASIL INFUSED WATERMELON LEMONADE

RED, WHITE AND BLUE WATERMELON PARFAIT WATERMELON SLUSHIE WITH BOBA GRILLED WATERMELON SUNDAE RACHAEL RAY'S WATERMELON SALSA WATERMELON PUDDING  

MORE MARVELOUS MELON FUN

The Watermelon Board's website is bountiful with everything you'd ever want to know — and more — about the watermelon. Find more recipes, nutritional info, tips on picking the perfect melon, kids' activities/games and more at watermelon.org.