5 Easy Steps to Cut a Watermelon

by Lotoya Vongrechin on May 12, 2014

How to cut a watermelon 1You know it’s spring and summer is coming when you begin to see watermelons at the local fruit market.  In my opinion it’s the best in the melon family.  I give myself an A+ for picking the perfect watermelon and a F- when it comes to cutting it.  A combination of size, odd shape and the incorrect knife are all contributors to the failure.  The old saying is true…practice makes perfect.  Today I am sharing with you my basic steps to cutting a watermelon.

Cook Tools

  • Cutting board
  • Knife (chef or serrated bread knife)


  1. A few days before, wash your watermelon with mild dish detergent and rinse thoroughly (removing all the pesticides).  Let air dry.
  2. Cut off both ends of the watermelon. This creates a stable surface to stand watermelon upright.

How to cut a watermelon 2How to cut a watermelon 2a

3.  With the watermelon upright, angle your knife and begin to cut off rind.How to cut a watermelon 34.  Cut the watermelon in half, slice into half moon pieces or chunks

How to cut a watermelon 4How to cut a watermelon 5 5. Grab a fork and kick back and eat!How to cut a watermelon 6

photos by Lotoya Vongrechin


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Kathleen Guthrie Woods May 13, 2014 at 5:40 pm

Great tips! And we are BBQ-ing and eating dinner in the backyard tonight, so this comes at the perfect time. Thank you!


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