Get step-by-step instructions on how to cut a watermelon into cubes, including tips on the best tools to use and how to store the cubes for later.
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Select a watermelon that is ripe.
Watermelons are typically in season from May through August, but you may be able to find them year-round in some places. Choose a watermelon that is heavy for its size and free of bruises. Look for a dull sheen on the exterior and no signs of softening. The stem should be dry, not green and moist.
Cut off one end of the watermelon so it will sit flat on your cutting board. Cut the watermelon in half lengthwise, then slice each half into thirds or quarters.
Score the flesh of the watermelon slices with vertical cuts, being careful not to cut into the rind. Then make horizontal cuts to create cubes. You can also use a melon baller to scoop out perfect spheres of watermelon flesh.
Serve the watermelon cubes on their own or add them to a fruit salad. Enjoy within a few hours for best flavor and texture.
Cut off one end of the watermelon so that it will sit flat on the cutting board.
Cut off one end of the watermelon so that it will sit flat on the cutting board. Cut the watermelon in half from the uncut end to the cut end. Cut each half of the watermelon in half. You should now have four quarters of watermelon. Slice each quarter of watermelon into about 1-inch thick slices. Lay each slice flat on the cutting board and cut into 1-inch cubes.
Cut the watermelon in half length-wise.
Cut the watermelon in half length-wise. If it has a lot of seeds, you may want to remove them before cutting the watermelon into cubes. To do this, cut each half of the watermelon in half again and then scoop out the seeds with a spoon. Once the seeds are removed, cut the watermelon into cubes.
Scoop out the seeds with a spoon.
Once you’ve cut the watermelon in half, scoop out the seeds with a spoon. You can either discard them or save them to plant later.
Next, cut each half of the watermelon into thirds or quarters, depending on how big you want the cubes to be.
Then, cut each piece into thin slices, and then cut the slices into cubes.
You can serve the cubes as is, or add them to a fruit salad or other recipe. Enjoy!
Cut each half of the watermelon into thirds.
After you have cut the watermelon in half, cut each half of the watermelon into thirds. This will give you six pieces of watermelon that are all roughly the same size. You can then start cutting each piece of watermelon into smaller cubes.
Cut each third of the watermelon into cubes.
Using a sharp knife, cut the watermelon into three even pieces. Then, cut each piece of watermelon into small cubes. For smaller pieces, you can cut the watermelon slices into thin strips and then cut the strips into small cubes.
Serve and enjoy!
Now that you have your watermelon cut into cubes, it’s time to enjoy! Serve as is, or add to a fruit salad or leafy green salad. You can even use your watermelon cubes as a healthy and refreshing topping for yogurt, oatmeal, or pancakes. If you want to get really creative, try using them in place of diced tomatoes in a Caprese salad or add them to a pitcher of sangria. Enjoy!