Watermelon isn’t just a healthy snack: it’s a summer staple.
Perhaps one of the most popular ways to eat it is in its classic crescent shape, but it’s far from being mess-free.
Sure, you can also slice the fruit into cubes and make little skewers, but this take a bit of time and the wooden skewers aren’t exactly child-friendly.
Plus, watermelon has a high water content, so it tends to drip all over your picnic table or porch, attracting ants, flies, wasps, and other bugs into your space.
Here’s simple way to enjoy watermelon without getting juice all over your face and clothes.
First, you want to start by washing the watermelon and scrubbing off any dried-on dirt. This important because even through the dirt and bacteria are on the inedible part of the fruit, cutting into it drags the bacteria through the skin and onto the yummy flesh.
Next, cut the watermelon in half and place one piece face-down onto your cutting board. Slice it straight across into roughly 7 pieces of equal thickness. Next, turn the melon 90 degrees clockwise and cut again to form a grid. Repeat for the other half of the watermelon.
Place the pieces on a covered serving plate and enjoy!