Traditionally, watermelon are cut in small triangles when served as finger food. Here is another way to slice a melon that I think is faster and easier to serve, especially to large groups. It takes up less space and makes barely any mess at all. Here is how to do it!
TIP: Before you start, make sure to wash the outside of the watermelon! You don’t want to transfer any germs that have been picked up through the growing, transport and handling processes.
Step 1. Cut the melon in half down the center and turn it over onto a plate.
Step 2. Cut the watermelon into even slices all the way across.
TIP: Make sure that you refrigerate your watermelon before cutting and serving. Ice cold watermelon an a warm day is refreshing and hydrating!
TIP: I made my cuts a little over an inch square for the big kids and adults, but you can absolutely go smaller for more pieces or little hands.
Step 3. Make similar cuts going the other way on the melon to make a checkerboard pattern.
And you are ready to serve! Now everyone can come along and slide out a piece of melon and eat it like a popsicle!
Isn’t that just so easy!
If you prefer to lay the pieces out on a plate or tray you can do that too…
But no matter how you slice it. . .
Watermelon is a favorite summer treat!