10 Ways to Cut and Serve a Watermelon

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10 Ways to Cut and Serve a Watermelon

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July 12 2023


Summer is watermelon season! We're showing you all the ways you can cut and serve this delicious and healthy summertime treat. Plus, we're sharing our favorite watermelon recipes to keep you feeling hydrated and refreshed this summer. Get our recipes for Watermelon Moscow Mules; Melon, Feta, and Cucumber Skewers; Watermelon Fruit Pizza; and so much more!

  1. Wedges

    Cut whole watermelon in half crosswise. Then slice the halves into rounds. Cut each round both crosswise and lengthwise to create 4 wedges. Grill wedges to caramelize the natural occurring sugars for additional flavor.

  2. Triangles

    Cut watermelon into wedges. Starting from the point of the wedge, cut into 3 equal pieces. Use triangles to garnish cocktail wedges, serve as a quick and healthy snack for kids or use as the base for a Watermelon Fruit Pizza.

  3. Balls

    Cut the watermelon in half and use a melon baller to gently scoop out the flesh for sphere-shaped bites. Use these balls where you would use chopped watermelon: in salads or for a cocktail garnish.

  4. Sticks

    Slice whole watermelon in half crosswise. Slice into rounds, then cut rounds in half. Slice each half-round into 1-inch sticks. You can leave the rind on, or cut it off.

  5. Cubes

    Cut watermelon into sticks, then slice crosswise, creating 1-inch cubes. Toss into salads or use to create skewers for appetizers.

  6. Cut Outs

    Cut watermelon in half crosswise; slice into 1/2-inch-thick rounds. Use a cookie cutter to stamp out shapes, like stars, from each round. Use the cutouts to garnish drinks or create a stunning fruit platter.

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  7. Slivers

    Cut whole watermelon in half lengthwise. Then slice each half crosswise into 4 to 6 equal pieces. Drizzle with lime juice and cayenne pepper for a Mexican-flavored snack.

  8. Quarters

    Slice a whole watermelon in half crosswise. Cut each piece in half again to create quarters.

  9. Watermelon Slice

    Lay the watermelon on it's side and cut in half crosswise. Cut each half into into 1-inch pieces to create slices. Cut off the rind, or use to make a healthy fruit pizza.

  10. Watermelon Bowls

    Cut a small piece off the bottom of the watermelon, being sure not to cut into flesh. Hallow out watermelon using a melon baller or ice cream scoop being careful not to pierce the bottom. Store the fruit for another use or blend and return back to the watermelon bowl mixed with other citrus juice or liqueur. Serve in hollowed out watermelon.