My whole family loves watermelon, but if we don’t cut it to eat, it usually just sits on the counter. I used to dread cutting a watermelon, but then came across a quick way to cut chunks and can cut an entire watermelon in minutes. It’s so easy to cut perfect watermelon chunks with this method.
Steps to cut a watermelon into chunks fast:
- Cut the watermelon into quarters.
- Slice into one side of the quarter in 1/2″-1″ increments (closer slices = smaller chunks). Make sure your knife is long enough to make slices to the rind on the opposite end of the watermelon.
- Turn the watermelon and slice into the 2nd side (repeat step #2).
- Slice in 1/2″-1″ increments from the top of the watermelon (make sure your knife hits the rind, but not cut through the rind.)
- Gently run your knife along both sides of the rind.
- Tip watermelon into container and chunks will fall out.
These are the simple steps to cut watermelon chunks fast. Watch this quick video to see it in action:
Some helpful tips:
* If you are cutting a larger watermelon, make sure you use a long enough knife to cut it.
* If you have a really juicy watermelon, place a towel flat under the cutting board to soak up the extra juice and avoid having to clean the counter and the floors.
* Refrigerate chunks and use within 3-5 days for best quality.
* You can freezer watermelon for use in purees, slushes, or smoothies. Simply place the chunks on a freezer friendly tray and flash freeze. Once frozen, transfer the chunks into a heavy duty freezer bag. They will be individually frozen, so you can use a few at a time for your recipes. Frozen watermelon changes composition, so I wouldn’t eat frozen watermelon as a snack, but it’s great in recipes.
* If you have more fresh watermelon than you can eat, try this simple frozen breakfast popsicle for the kids.