My family LOVES watermelon – myself included! I was really pleased to discover an easy way to cut a watermelon a few years ago. I started off slicing it slightly differently (see this blog post on how to slice a watermelon in a way that yields pretty diamond-shaped pieces), but I prefer this (similar, but faster) method now. I can easily dice even a large watermelon in under five minutes – while taking pictures of the process. It makes a wonderful tasty treat that stores easily as a healthy summer snack! Use a nice sharp knife and you’ll have a very low-mess watermelon – both as it is being diced and as the kids eat it later.
How to Cut a Watermelon
Cut your watermelon in half, and then cut each half in half, so that you have four wedges. Slice the wedges parallel to the top edge, first on one side (above) and then the other (below).
Now slice perpendicular lines to each row. The more lines and rows you slice, the smaller your final pieces will be.
Pick up your watermelon wedge and hold it over a serving bowl. Most of the watermelon pieces will fall out. See how Emma and Lily ran and got themselves bowls in anticipation of this moment?
Slicing along the rind will get most of the remaining pieces out. Repeat for the remaining three wedges, and you’ll have your watermelon diced and ready to eat!
You’ll have to excuse the dark photos; my kitchen has no windows. I’m planning to put some mirrors up to capture some of the natural light from the living room (where Emma and Lily are sitting), but haven’t gotten actually done it yet.
Does your family enjoy watermelon as much as mine does? What is your favorite kitchen shortcut?