How to Cut a Watermelon

Watermelon triangles next to a watermelon cut in half

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Learn how to cut a watermelon into the three most common shapes: spears, triangles and cubes. Make sure you watch the video to see each technique demonstrated.


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Cutting Watermelon Sticks: The perfect way to serve up a watermelon for a crowd! Here’s how to cut your melon into spear-shaped sticks:

  • Step 1: Using your knife, cut the melon in half.
  • Step 2: Next, lay one half cut-side-down on the cutting board and chop the melon into slices lengthwise.
  • Step 3: Cut the watermelon slices crosswise to form long spears. Voila!

How to Cut Watermelon Triangles: The most common way to enjoy a slice of watermelon! Here’s how to cut a melon into triangles that are easy for handling:

  • Step 1: Using a large, sharp knife, carefully cut the watermelon in half lengthwise.
  • Step 2: Cut each half in half again, to form long quarters.
  • Step 3: Lastly, cut the quarters into slices. These should resemble triangles!

How to Cube a Watermelon: Cubed watermelon is ideal for smoothies and fruit salads. Here’s how to make cubes:

  • Step 1: First, chop off the top and bottom of the watermelon. Next, stand it upright and slice the whole watermelon in half lengthwise.
  • Step 2: With the watermelon half still upright, use the knife to remove the hard rind.
  • Step 3: Slice the watermelon flesh lengthwise, and then cut the slices crosswise to form spears.
  • Step 4: Finally, cut the long spears into 1 to 1 1/2-inch cubes. Done!

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