I was so thankful Wendy was visiting us when I was cutting the watermelon - not only because she is an amazing photographer, but have you ever tried to take pictures of yourself cutting something...It's not easy!
So here we go - Super easy and relatively clean way to cut a watermelon.
Start with the melon...
Cut it in half...
And then into fourths...
Taking one of the 4 sections, hold on to the rind so one of the flesh sides is up, make 4 slices (or more) along the length of the melon - do not cut through the rind.
Turn melon so the other fleshy side is facing up and repeat the slicing (you can see the first slice marks on the side)
Then lay the watermelon on the rind and slice from the ridge to the rind (but again not through the rind)
Carefully hold the watermelon over a bowl
And dump out your cubed watermelon
You may need to run your knife along the edges to get all the side pieces
Or sometimes I use a spoon to make sure I get all the flesh out
That's it! Most of the juice goes into the bowl, so there is minimal mess to clean up,
and only 4 chunks of rind to throw away.
This is by far the easiest and
least messy way to cut watermelon I have ever seen.
Which lease me to wonder -
Why didn't I think of that?!?