How To Cut A Watermelon

How To Cut A Watermelon

Perhaps like so many, you really enjoy the sweet, delicate and refreshing taste of watermelon- and who can resist it during the hot summer months? You may find however, that you are at odds on the proper way to cut this juicy fruit, without losing any of the precious meat and an easy way to eliminate seeds. Here are two simple carving techniques for getting the most out of your fresh watermelon.

Things You Will Need

  • Whole watermelon
  • Cutting board
  • Sharp serrated knife
  • Waste basket to discard non edible parts

Watermelon Chunks

Watermelon chunks are great for fruit salads, fresh fruit kebabs or as a great snack straight from the fridge.

  1. After you have selected the perfect whole watermelon, the first thing you want to do is clean the outside of the fruit of any dirt and residue. This can be done with just water or with water and a fruit wash.This helps prevent the inside of the fruit from getting contaminated as you slice into it.
  2. The next step is to slice off both ends of the watermelon with a serrated knife. This will allow the watermelon to stand straight and make it easier to cut. Stand the watermelon on end then slice through the middle, cutting the watermelon in half. Cutting the fruit along the dark edge of the stripes of the watermelon, will help ensure that seeds* on the outside of the watermelon which will make them easier to remove.
  3. Next, slice each half of the watermelon into quarters then each quarter into eighths. Cut various bite size slits into each section, cutting down to but stopping at the rind. Once the sections are cut, then carefully and as close to the flesh as possible, remove the rind from each section.
  4. Continue this step with the remaining sections of the watermelon. Place sections into a bowl or on a platter.

Watermelon Wedges

This is a fun way to enjoy watermelon on the go. It’s handy for small children and fun for adults too!

  1. Gently cleanse the outside of the watermelon with water with or without a fruit wash.
  2. Slice whole watermelon in half.
  3. Slice each half into halves.
  4. Slice each of the four sections downward into small triangle wedges.
  5. Arrange decoratively on a platter or on a fruit tray.

*For your convenience, Simon’s stocks Seedless Watermelon, year round.



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