Summer has arrived and what a great time for a chilled and juicy watermelon.
Why not try cutting and serving watermelon sticks instead of the usual wedges? It’s a fun presentation and they really are easier to pick up and eat.
Tips For Choosing A Good Watermelon
You’ll want to select the right watermelon.
- Choose one that feels heavy for its size. Pick up a few and compare the weight of similar sizes. The heaviest of the bunch will be the ripest.
- Also, look for ones that are free of dents or bruises and are symmetrical in shape, especially if you’re making watermelon sticks.
- Look for a creamy-colored field spot. The darker yellow field spot usually means it was on the vine longer and is full of flavor.
- When the melon is shiny it is under-ripe.
This site had a great info-graphic that helps you see what to look for.
What You’ll Need To Make Watermelon Sticks:
- A ripe watermelon
- Large cutting board
- Serving platter or tall rectangular container
How To Cut Watermelon Sticks
- Before cutting the watermelon, wash the exterior really well and place it on the cutting board
- Cut the watermelon in half down the center.
- Place one of the halves flat-side down on the cutting board. Start cutting the watermelon into slices about 1-2 inches thick. Try to make the cuts as perpendicular and as straight as you can.
- Discard the two end pieces because they will be mostly rind.
- Carefully rotate the cutting board and start cutting slices at 90° to make 1-2 inch squares.
- Repeat the process with the other half of the watermelon.
- Separate the slices and tad ah, you have watermelon sticks.
How To Serve Watermelon Sticks
These cute little sticks look beautiful on a white serving platter or in a rectangular glass container.
This is such a fun, unique way to serve watermelon at a party or gathering.