Tips & How-to

How to cut a watermelon in one minute

Try this new technique.

Slicing a watermelon can be tricky – especially if you cut it in half straight up. Give this method a go and you’ll be serving it up in no time.

1. Lay the watermelon down and trim both ends with a sharp knife.

2. Stand the watermelon on a trimmed end and cut down the middle, creating two long halves.

3. Lay each half flesh slice-down and cut in half (lengthwise) again. You’ll have four long quarters.

4. Turn each quarter flesh-side down and slice into 2cm strips.

Watermelon pops
(Credit: Getty) (Credit: Getty)

Now the triangles are ready to serve – or turn them into watermelon ice pops.

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