Discover the Best Way of Cutting a Watermelon (Like a Mama!)


I almost feel embarrassed about writing a post about how to cut a watermelon.

I’ve always cut my watermelons this way, but as it turns out (told by my friends), it’s pretty unique.

So if you are looking for a way to cut watermelons that creates a minimum mess and is easy for little ones to eat, this post is for you.

Last summer, we hosted my son’s 2nd birthday party. As I was preparing some watermelons in the kitchen, the next thing I knew, a crowd gathered around me.

Some looked curious, some were laughing, and my mother-in-law looked worried.

Who says watermelon needs to be cut in triangles if it means less messy and easy for the little ones to eat?

If you have a giant watermelon, I suggest cutting yours as Fifteen Spatulas did. My method works the best for those small to medium-sized watermelons:

Step 1: Cut the watermelon in half.

Step 2: Take one half and face the cut side down. Slice it into sections vertically, about 1 to 1.5 inches thick.

Step 3: Cut horizontally 1 to 1.5 inches thick to create 1 inch squares. You can also rotate the watermelon or the chopping board 90 degrees to cut vertically.

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