Today I am showing you how to cut watermelon, which is super handy in the summer.
Y’all need this little hack in your life. It saves so much money!
Our family used to buy the watermelon cubes from Publix. We would get really excited when they went on sale buy on, get one free. And somewhere along the way my kids decided to become watermelon monsters. 😆🍉
We could not keep it in the house! I knew I had to start buying them and cutting them up myself. And I kid you not, we can eat one the size seen here in less than 48 hours. 🤣🙌🏻
How to peel watermelon
The first thing I do is to cut off the stem ends.
If you are going to be peeling and cutting the whole watermelon, cut off both ends. If you only want to do half, you can just cover the top of the half that you want to save with plastic wrap.
In my house, we are team peel-and-cut-the-entire-watermelon. 🙌🏻😉 So I cut off both ends.
Next, I carefully cut the watermelon in half. I start in one spot.
And then I just roll the watermelon around, little by little, cutting more as I go.
One the ring is cut all the way around, I cut it through the center.
The I lay one of the halves on my boar, with the middle flesh-y side down. I start to peel away the rind with my knife, one section at a time.
Keep rotating and cutting off the skin. No worries if you leave a little white from the rind. You can go back and remove that with your knife if you wish.
How to cut watermelon into cubes
After the peeling is all gone, I flip it on its side and make several large slices.
The I flip the stack of slices back on the flat side. From there, I begin making long slices.
Then I tun the stack of watermelon 90 degrees and do the same thing. Just like a checkerboard!
Then I use my knife as a scoop to lift up the cubes into my serving bowl/ storage container.
And that’s it! This particular watermelon yielded TWO of these large storage containers full of watermelon. This same method works on larger watermelons too.
While you are at it, why not try this in my watermelon feta salad?!
Or just grab some out of the fridge, like we do.
I hope y’all enjoy! 🙏🏻 Happy summer!😘☀😎🙌🏻