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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tips & Tricks: How to Cut Watermelon

I love watermelon. There is nothing like a cool slice of juicy red watermelon on a hot summer day. It is refreshing, sweet and so satisfying.

Watermelon is a great snack or dessert when entertaining. It is easy to find, quick to prepare, and relatively low maintenance. That is, if you cut it correctly.

You might ask what I am talking about. Well, the traditional method of cutting the watermelon into semi circular half slices or triangular quarters doesn’t quite work for me. (see picture below)...

These large slices can be so intimidating! Juice ends up on your face and on your clothes, and before you know it, you are a sticky mess.

So, here is my advice… cut your watermelon into sticks. They fit easily into all mouths without any mess!

Here is how to do it:

1. Cut your watermelon into the traditional semi-circular slices by:
- Slicing your watermelon in half by cutting the longest side on the watermelon into two
- Place one half aside. With the other half, place the freshly cut side down on the cutting board. This keeps your watermelon stable so that it is easier to cut.
- Now cut this half into semi-circular slices about 1 inch thich, disgarding the 2 ends (which will pretty much be just rind)
2. One by one, place each slice flat on your cutting board. Cut into 1 inch sticks.
3. Repeat with the other half.
4. Enjoy!

Watermelon on Foodista


  1. Love watermelon too. The one in your pic looks sweet and juicy. Great tips, thanks! If you don't mind I'd love to direct our Foodista readers to your blog. Just add your choice of widget to this post and you're all set!

  2. Love it, that's such a great tip!! That will make it easier to store in a container in the fridge too. Thanks!!

  3. Nice pix & tips! Gosh, I hate those splashes on my clothes.

  4. Um, genius!

    x rachel

  5. This is a great tip! I love the matchsticks idea instead of the traditional... so much easier to eat! Gonna have to definitely remember this.