How To Cut Watermelon Like a Pro

It's the middle of summer and that means temps are high and watermelon is abound! Watermelon is one of my favourite summer snacks, when it's hot out I don't want to eat anything too heavy annnnnnd it's full of water so it helps me stay hydrated, that's a legit win-win. My dad even switches to watermelon for dessert over sweets, that must mean it's seriously delicious!

I find that buying a whole one is the thriftiest option - rather than buying anything pre-cut - so I opt for that. Now, these beautiful melons do not cut themselves, enter my new favourite way to slice and dice 'em. You end up with watermelon 'sticks' that fit perfectly in a bowl making it super easy to eat + easy to store. *This is a really great way to serve it at parties!

How To Cut Watermelon Like A Pro // Oil & Grain

1. Cut the watermelon in half. I cut just through the shell the entire circumference of the melon, then slice through the middle or just pull it apart once I've made the cut around. 

How To Cut Watermelon Like A Pro // Oil & Grain

2. Place the watermelon flat side down on your cutting board and start slicing off the shell. Don't worry about making perfect cuts, you can slice off any white bits left over from your first cuts once you've removed the big chunks of shell.

How To Cut Watermelon Like A Pro // Oil & Grain

3. Slice the watermelon lengthwise.

How To Cut Watermelon Like A Pro // Oil & Grain

4. Turn your cutting board 90 degrees and slice the watermelon perpendicular to the first set of slices you did. 

How To Cut Watermelon Like A Pro // Oil & Grain

5. Put your bowl over the sliced watermelon and (over the sink, it can be a little messy with the juices from the cutting you did) flip it over - VOILA! Your watermelon is now sitting nicely in your bowl, sliced into easy to eat sticks. 

How To Cut Watermelon Like A Pro // Oil & Grain