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How To Slice Watermelon (Three Ways)

How to cut watermelon in three easy ways: cubes, wedges with rind, and peeled triangles without rind perfect for kids!
Active Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Fruit
Author: Barbara Bakes LLC

Equipment

  • Serrated knife
  • Cutting board

Materials

  • Watermelon

Instructions

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  • Slice a watermelon in half widthwise (you now have 2 sides).

    slicing a whole watermelon in half widthwise
  • With the flesh facing down on your cutting board, slice each half again down the middle (you now have 4 equal large wedges).

  • With the rind facing you (flesh side down) cut 1-inch strips.

    one half of a red watermelon on a cutting board flseh side down sliced into equal triangles before cutting into cubes
  • Hold one of the watermelon triangles by the rind and vertically slice 1-inch strips (stopping at the rind to not cut all the way through).

    a triangle of watermelon held by the rind and sliced into strips to make watermelon cubes
  • Rotate the triangle so the cuts you just made are now horizontal and slice 1-inch strips vertically again, creating cubes that fall directly into your bowl.




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    a slice of watermelon being cut into cubes by holding a triangel by the rind and slicing vertically
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  • Cut off both narrow ends of the watermelon.

    slicing the ends off of a watermelon with a watermelon knife
  • Stand the watermelon vertically on one of the sliced ends. Position your knife between the flesh and the rind and run your knife lengthwise down the contour of the watermelon on all sides.

    peeling a whole watermelon with a watermelon knife
  • Cut off any missed areas of rind.

    trimming remaining rind off of a peeled watermelon
  • Slice the peeled watermelon in half lengthwise (you should have two long halves).

    a whole peeled watermelon sliced in half on a cutting board
  • Slice both halves again, creating 4 long wedges.

    a whole peeled watermelon sliced in half on a cutting board
  • Cut each wedge in 1” slices.



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    slicing a half of a watermelon into 1-inch wedges without a rind
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  • Cut off both narrow ends of the watermelon. 

    slicing the ends off of a watermelon with a watermelon knife
  • Slice the watermelon in half width-wise.

    slicing a whole watermelon in half widthwise
  • Place each half standing up on your cutting board, so the large flesh side is facing up. Cut each half in half.

  • Slice each half into 4 equal triangles (like a pizza or pie)



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    a watermelon on a cutting board sliced into thick wedges with the rind

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