Watermelon is the perfect summer food but cutting it can get tricky. Here's the easiest way to cut a watermelon.
How to Cut a Watermelon (The Easy Way!)
Watermelon is such a staple summer fruit. It's so refreshing and sweet – the perfect addition to any summer get together or to have on hand in the fridge. But figuring out how to cut a watermelon can get a little tricky since those babies can be huge! We found the best little gadget to make cutting a watermelon a breeze on Amazon, and it's less than $13.
Easiest Way to Cut a Watermelon
One key to slicing watermelon is to use a very sharp, large knife and a sturdy cutting surface. A dull knife or cutting board that moves around can actually be a little dangerous with the rind.
How to Cut a Watermelon Into Cubes
This fun slicer from Amazon makes cutting a watermelon into cubes so quick and easy. Start by chopping your watermelon in half lengthwise.
Next, cut the end off. I cut off only one end but you can cut the other end off also leaving two flat sides.
Grab your slicer and place it flush against the flat end. Note the little ruler on the side to show you how thick the cube will be. (Note: the first time I used it, I didn't pay attention to how deep I was holding it on the side and ended up with a very thin slice, so make sure to hold it far down enough that you're actually making a little cube!)
Push the gadget forward in a line and watch as the little cubes pop up! Just dump into a bowl or tray as you make your lines. So fun and easy!
We've got the yummiest Fruit Dip recipe to pair with your watermelon for your next event! Plus, it's so easy!
How to Cut a Watermelon Into Sticks
To make watermelon into more of a finger food for outdoor BBQs or events, watermelon sticks are a great option.
For this you'll use your knife (not our fun gadget) but it is actually surprisingly easy to do!
Cut your watermelon in half lengthwise. Next, cut lines all across about 1″-2″ thick, depending on how large you want your sticks.
Then, you'll slice lines in the opposite direction across the watermelon, creating a ton of little squares.
Voila! Easy watermelon sticks for your party!
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