Watermelon is a summer treat that we all look forward to, but we’d be lying if we didn’t confess that this delicious fruit can be a pain in the neck. For one thing, watermelon is difficult to cut in an effective way. Your traditional slices are often hard to eat and do nothing but make a mess for you to clean up! On your clothing, your floors, and on your furniture. Yikes.
So what do you do, stop eating watermelon? Absolutely not! We would never tell you to stop eating this delicious fruit.
There are clever ways to enjoy watermelon with minimal mess, minimal clean up, and maximum deliciousness. You simply have to learn to cut the watermelon in a creative way, like in the video below!
This technique totally changed the way I cut watermelon! It’s simple to accomplish and even easier to eat.
STEP 1: Start first by cutting the watermelon in half. In this video, we’re advised to make short cuts through the rind, moving the watermelon around so that the entire circumference is cut. Then, cut straight down the middle until the melon snaps in half.peel the rind away, slicing it off the sides of the melon. Use long, slow slices to remove the rind most efficiently. Don’t worry about the leftover white pieces for now, you’ll take care of that in the next step.
STEP 4: Cut the watermelon in slices, towards you.
Now you have sticks of perfectly cut watermelon that you can enjoy mess-free!
Bonus Tip: For a little unexpected flavor, try salting your watermelon. Juice a little lemon (or take a pinch of salt) and pour it over your watermelon. You’ll be floored by how deliciously the balance between the sweetness of the melon and tartness of the lemon work together.
If you prefer your watermelon cubed for a fruit salad or presentation this is one of the fastest ways to do it: