Watermelon Spears – How To Cut A Watermelon


We recently spent a few fun days at a family reunion. At one of the meals we had watermelon as I’m sure many people do at a large gathering. When I saw my kids eating it I thought, what a smart idea! Why didn’t I think of this way to cut a watermelon? You know I love easy recipes so of course I would love this easy watermelon preparation and delivery.

How to choose and cut a watermelon for a summer BBQ.

Before we cut the watermelon we need to pick the best watermelon. When you walk into the grocery store or farmers market you will find many grouped together. You want to pick the best one but how do you know?

How to pick the best watermelon.

There are four things to look for to choose the best watermelon.

  • Dull looking – A shiny watermelon may be under ripe.
  • Yellow patch – A yellow patch means it was sitting on the ground for a long time and therefore ripe.
  • Thump – A ripe watermelon should have a deep hollow sound.
  • Heavy – It should feel heavy for its size.

Watermelon Spears

Once you find just the right firm watermelon now you have to decide how to cut a watermelon. The typical wedges are easy to cut and may seem easy to eat at the tip but when you get into the curved part it gets all over your mouth. You end up with a watermelon mustache! These watermelon spears are easy to cut and easy to eat.

  1. Cut the watermelon in half. Place the cut side down on a cutting board. How to choose and cut a watermelon for a summer BBQ.
  2. Slice the watermelon every 2″. How to choose and cut a watermelon for a summer BBQ.
  3. Cut the watermelon in the opposite direction every 2″. How to choose and cut a watermelon for a summer BBQ.
  4. Separate the columns and you now have watermelon spears! How to choose and cut a watermelon for a summer BBQ.
Can you believe how simple that is?! No more cutting your watermelon into wedges or small cubes. Cut your watermelon into spears and serve it in a bowl or on a platter. Your guests will take a spear and eat it without the watermelon mustache.
How to choose and cut a watermelon for a summer BBQ.
If you have small kids who might eat the rind you can always cut the rind off. Next time you have a large gathering or a potluck summer BBQ cut your watermelon into spears.
How to choose and cut a watermelon for a summer BBQ.

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I am a mom to Five Little Chefs who love to cook and create anything with their hands. Watching over 10 additional hands keeps me busy but is so much fun! We laugh and cry everyday, but then want to do it again the next day. That is how we know we are enjoying life!

2 Replies to "Watermelon Spears - How To Cut A Watermelon"

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    lscheuer August 7, 2015 (6:12 am)

    Perfect! so simple! so correct! The graduation party’s next week, and you’ve inspired me!

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      Kimberly August 7, 2015 (10:58 am)

      I hope your guests love the spears as much as we do!

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