The Best Way to Cut a Watermelon

Updated April 28, 2016

best way to cut a watermelon

In the summertime, watermelon is the perfect snack because it’s crisp, cool, and refreshing. But if you don’t know the best way to cut a watermelon, preparing, serving and eating watermelon can be frustrating. Instead of opting for expensive precut slices of watermelon this summer, learn this easy way to cut a watermelon.

Believe it or not the best way to cut a watermelon is to actually cut it into cubes. Cubed watermelon is easy to serve and share, and because it is bite sized it also makes it easy to snack on. Which of the two methods below do you think is the best way to cut a watermelon?

Two Methods for Cutting Cube Watermelon:
Best Way to Cut a Watermelon: Cut Watermelon Flesh
Best Way to Cut a Watermelon: Cut Watermelon Rind

What You’ll Need to Cube Watermelon:

  • Watermelon
  • Sharp kitchen knife

Best Way to Cut a Watermelon: Cut Watermelon Flesh

best way to cut watermelon: cut flesh
While we know the best way to cut a watermelon is to cut it into cubes, there are many different ways to cube watermelon. To cube watermelon by cutting the flesh, follow these simple instructions:

Step 1: First cut your watermelon in half.

Step 2: Take one half of the watermelon and cut that in half.

Step 3: Take one of those halves of watermelon and lay it horizontally. Make vertical cuts across the entire half. See picture above for more detail.

Step 4: Now lay the watermelon vertically and make long vertical cuts as show in the photo below. Do this across the entire half of watermelon.
best way to cut watermelon: cut flesh

Step 5: Put your knife between the rind and the watermelon flesh at either end of the slice and slide it under the length of the watermelon to loosen up the watermelon cubes. Do the same thing again, but start from the other end. See picture below. Now simply shake out the watermelon cubes.
best way to cut watermelon: cut flesh
For a full demonstration, watch this video for the best way to cut a watermelon:


Best Way to Cut a Watermelon: Cut Watermelon Rind

best way to cut a watermelon: cut the rind
Now that you know the best way to cut a watermelon into cubes by cutting the flesh, it’s time to learn how to cut a watermelon into cubes by cutting the rind. Follow these steps:

Step 1: Just as you did in the first method, use a sharp knife to cut your watermelon in half.

Step 2: Turn half of the melon over onto a cutting board.

Step 3: Cut strips about an inch wide all the way up the watermelon as shown in the photo below.
best way to cut a watermelon: cut the rind

For a full demonstration, watch this video:

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