How to Cut a Watermelon

Have you ever wonder how to cut a watermelon? The thing I love most about Summer is the abundance of fresh fruit that is available. There is nothing like that first seedless watermelon that we bring home, it is so sweet and flavorful you are just hoping for summer break. There are many ways to cut a watermelon but I thought I would share some simple ways to cut both a watermelon so you can spend more time eating them and not cutting them. Buy the biggest watermelon this year, as I have some awesome watermelon recipes for you to try. Maybe not the biggest watermelon you can find but you will want to buy several over the summer season as at the uses for watermelon is endless and delicious.

Here is one great way to learn how to cut a watermelon for perfect slices.

This method of how to cut a watermelon is great if you are going to cut the entire watermelon at once. If not just cut it in half, with the skin on and store half of the watermelon in your fridge. It will be less messy this way.

How to cut a watermelon

Start by cutting off the ends of your watermelon so you can sit it up right.

Here is one great way to learn how to cut a watermelon for perfect slices.

Starting from the top down, start cutting the rind off around the entire watermelon.

Here is one great way to learn how to cut a watermelon for perfect slices.

Continue until the entire watermelon is free of the rind.

Here is one great way to learn how to cut a watermelon for perfect slices.

Then cut the watermelon in half, which makes it more manageable to cut into slices.

Here is one great way to learn how to cut a watermelon for perfect slices.

You can then quarter the watermelon and cut in the desired size slices. If a little white is left on, you can use a pairing knife to trim this off. 

Watermelon is amazing just like this but added to a summer salad it becomes an amazing texture to a summer side dish. 

red white and blue salad idea. The perfect fourth of july side dish

Happy summer and hope you enjoy your next watermelon. Do you prefer it rind on or off?

Have you ever made Watermelon Mojitos before? 

watermelon mojitos are a great summer beverage.


Or what about Watermelon Margaritas? 

Make a batch of these delicious and easy watermelon margaritas for your next summer party

Watermelon Margaritas

Be sure to check out our amazing Watermelon Drinks we have made in the past years.

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  1. You had me at Watermelon Mojitas. Or is it Mojitos, yes.. My daughter is having a baby shower, may make a make Mojito for drinks.

  2. Very nice! I’ve NEVER thought of ever doing it that way! Wow! Next time for sure!

  3. I usually do it rind on, just because it’s easier for my toddler to hold…less slippery.

  4. That’s an interesting way to cut a watermelon. That would save a lot of the melon, as compared to the way I generally cut it up.

  5. I always have my husband do this because I butcher it, my kids like the rind on it. This looks like a yummy and refreshing drink!

  6. Hmmm, maybe slicing up a watermelon would be good if the end product was a watermelon mojito! YUM!

  7. This is a great idea! How did I not think before to cut all the skin off first?

  8. I cut half at a time – then quarters – the slice – then cube. I have never thought to cut like you did – I will give that a try.

  9. Whenever we have a BBQ I’m NEVER the one to cut the watermelon because to be totally honest, I have no idea what I’m doing! But since I’ve seen this, I might just volunteer next BBQ!

  10. I love watermelon but I did not know how to cut it. Also, thanks for the recipe. I am going to have to try it.

  11. It’s always good to know how to cut a watermelon properly before cutting it.

  12. This is awesome. I laughed when I read it because you make it look so easy and cutting watermelons is way harder than it looks 🙂

  13. I love watermelon but crazy to say I never thought to make anything with it I usually just stuff it in my face.

  14. I usually cut up in chunks and store in fridge. This is a great idea.

  15. Oh my goodness! I needed to read this post like 20 years ago! I hate cutting watermelons and have never seen this technique. Love this!!