The Easiest Way to Cut Watermelon
Raise your hand if summer means watermelon! I’m about to show you the Easiest Way to Cut Watermelon! This method is so easy you’ll be wondering why you’ve been wrestling those big brutes for so long! It’s a no mess, no fuss way to cut them!
There is no summer treat, side dish, or dessert quiet as juicy, sweet, healthy, and refreshing as watermelon. Cutting a watermelon can feel a little bit like wrestling a baby pig though! Watermelons are big and slippery, not to mention that sweet juice we all love drips all over the floor and the counter top which makes a nice sticky mess.
There is no need to be in a wrestling match so I’m going to show you the easiest way to cut watermelon. Seriously it’s EASY! Make sure you use a good quality long knife.
NOTE: This post was updated to include more pictures and a how to video! I still use the exact same method for cutting watermelon!
Here’s the how to video:
Step By Step Instructions:
Here’s my disclaimer for the day:
Always use cation when using a knife. Children should be supervised when they are using a knife.
So here’s how to cut the watermelon. It looks like there are a lot of steps but it’s really easy!
Cut the watermelon into half, then cut each half into halves. You will now have four quarters. Slice one quarter of the watermelon in about 1/2″-1″ slices. Cut all the way to the rind but not through the rind.
Turn the quarter piece of watermelon and cut more 1/2″ to 1″ slices perpendicular to the previous cuts. Hopefully that makes sense.
Rotate the watermelon to the side that doesn’t have the perpendicular cuts and cut lenghtwise on that side. At this point you will have cubes of watermelon sitting in the rind.
Run the blade of the knife between the fleshy red part of the watermelon and the white part of the rind. As you slice lift slightly on the knife to make sure all the watermelon cubes release from the rind. I usually start on one end of then flip the watermelon around and cut on the other side cutting from right to left.
Here’s the part that’s going to make you believe this really is the easiest way to cut a watermelon. It’s the fun part. Pour the watermelon into a bowl.
BOOM! Just like that! Very little mess. Quick. Easy. Just make sure you use a good knife! I used a knife from my Cutco knife set. It’s awesome, and no I didn’t get paid to say that!
Be sure to pin it for later!