Watermelon Recipes – Easy Wedges and Cubes

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    In this video, learn easy tips on cutting up a whole watermelon into neat wedges and direct-from-the-rind cubes. Fear not! Large as it may be, portioning watermelon is simple and one is all you need for the whole family. Let the National Watermelon Promotion Board show you how.

    Stephanie Simek: Hi! I am Stephanie Simek with the National Watermelon Promotion Board. I am going to show you how to cut easy watermelon veggies and cubes. Before we get started, you want to make sure that you've washed your watermelon under cool running water and tapped until it's dry. You want to make sure all your cutting surfaces, your utensils and your hands are clean. We'll get a nice sharp knife. Now let's cut straight down, like that. Next, we'll take our half a watermelon and lay it belly side down. With our knife, go straight ways in half, cut it over, half again. And we've got two quarters. With this quarter, it is laid on its side, just like that, so it's nice and flat, take your knife and you're going to cut outwards, just like that. As you can see, we got a great watermelon veg. Next, take another quarter of our watermelon and you do slices straight ways down, about a centimeter apart. You've got to hold your watermelon still. Now, we're going to do the same lines, same distance apart, straight down the watermelon. So now we'll flip it over, same thing. You should start seeing the cube shape appear. Voil! We've got a little bowl and you can actually just tumble some cubes directly into here.

    That's how you make easy watermelon cubes and veggies.