Cutting Up a Watermelon the Easy Way

I have been trying to eat more fruit and one thing I have found I need to do, is keep it handy. Different kinds of fruit too. So, watermelon spears is one of the things I’ve been keeping ready nearby. That way I don’t have any prep every time I want a snack. It seems a lot of folks still wonder how that’s done so here’s a photo step-by-step of how I cut the small melon I bought this weekend.

small watermelon to be cut up

small watermelon to be cut up

begin by cutting off ends

begin by cutting off ends

stand the watermelon up on one end

stand the watermelon up on one end

trim off watermelon rind

trim off watermelon rind

I find a pie plate is perfect for small melons

I find a pie plate is perfect for small melons

cutting watermelon into spears!

cutting watermelon into spears!

 

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16 Responses to Cutting Up a Watermelon the Easy Way

  1. Kelly M. Rivard (@KMRivard) July 31, 2012 at 9:02 pm #

    You’re a genius. And I’m stealing this.

    • Janice Person July 31, 2012 at 10:43 pm #

      LOL! Not sure I’m a genius, it just helps me not make a mess, gets it in a form I can keep it in the fridge too!

  2. jessica @peekababy July 31, 2012 at 11:08 pm #

    Yum. I generally cut in quarters and deal with it from there…
    stop by and link up http://peekababyny.com/wordlesswednesday/post-1555/

  3. orangeheromama July 31, 2012 at 11:33 pm #

    WOW! That’s a fantastic idea!!!

    http://www.homeofohm.com/2012/07/wordless-wednesday-miss-you-yoshi.html

  4. Larry Olberding Jr. August 1, 2012 at 1:05 am #

    If you cut the rind off quite a bit of the vodka will leak out! Just sayin ; )

    • Janice Person August 1, 2012 at 1:13 pm #

      I saw someone the other night who did them with tequila! I like a bit of salt on melon now & then & like salt with tequila so….. 🙂

    • Janice Person August 1, 2012 at 1:13 pm #

      Oh and by the way, its great seeing you! 🙂

  5. zongrik August 1, 2012 at 2:15 am #

    looks a lot better than the way i do it

    • Janice Person August 1, 2012 at 1:14 pm #

      I’m sure there are other great ways too but this one works really well for me! For full size melons, I cut in half and then do this!

  6. dadblunders August 2, 2012 at 10:07 am #

    Great idea Janice!

    I always dislike cutting up watermelons. They never seem to look that great when I do them.

    Incidentally, great timing for a watermelon post. August 3rd is National Watermelon Day. I know this because we often have gone to the Watermelon Festival in Rush Springs Oklahoma. I know its coming up too because I have been watching the advertising for it!

    Aaron

    • Janice Person August 2, 2012 at 8:25 pm #

      🙂 Sounds like a fun festival and well timed with the heat! Are you going?

  7. Marjory August 2, 2012 at 10:13 am #

    Awesome! Cannot believe that I have not thought of this before now as much watermelon as we eat!

    • Janice Person August 2, 2012 at 8:40 pm #

      LOL! I really think it makes life easier. For the full size ones I cut in half and then do this. Of course I regularly wrap half uncut! LOL

  8. Marjory August 2, 2012 at 10:13 am #

    Awesome! Cannot believe that I have not thought of this before now as much watermelon as we eat!

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