Super short and fun post for you today!
It’s a way to make your late summer dishes look festive, cute, and #instaworthy, and it seriously takes five minutes.
It’s a watermelon bowl! Perfect for holding salads, fruit, and everything in between!
I have a recipe coming at you later this week that looks PERFECT served in one of these. Seriously, I can’t get enough of that pink-green combo in the summer.
Actually, fun fact: because of the recipe I shot last week and this watermelon bowl how-to, I seriously ate my weight in watermelon last week. That’s not an exaggeration. We had two giant containers filled to the brim, and I quickly made my way through both. Pretty sure Mark had like…two pieces.
I’m a total watermelon fiend in the summer – and these watermelon bowls are the perfect way to serve it up!
How to Make a Watermelon Bowl
Step 1: Grab yo’self a watermelon. Because it’s only two of us here in the apartment, I like using those mini seedless watermelons. Not only are they freakin’ adorable, they also are the perfect size for two personal watermelon bowls. If you’re feeding a crowd, grab a bigger one. Slice through the middle with a sharp knife horizontally (aka. veggie-burger style).
Step 2: Cut into the pink flesh into a grid pattern. Each line should be about an inch apart. Then make one more cut around the outside, curving your knife a bit like the curve of the watermelon. Make sure you don’t cut through the white and / or green skin – holes in the watermelon skin are no bueno.
Step 3: Scoop out the flesh with a spoon following the grid pattern if you can. The first chunk is always the hardest, but after that, it’s smooth
Step 4: Using the spoon, scrape the bowl to clean it up a bit. The watermelon should be fairly smooth inside.
Step 5: Fill your bowl with all the things! Continue with the other side of the watermelon, or chop up the other side to use in a recipe.
And that’s that! So simple, right? And so fun.
If you decide to make these watermelon bowls (Labor Day picnic, anyone?!), show me on social media! Tag me in the photo and let me know what you stuffed inside. :)
ps. The recipe pictured above? Sneak peak for later this week :)
How to Make a Watermelon Bowl
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A simple way to dress up your summer dishes! Perfect for serving salads, fruits, and more!
- 1 watermelon*
- Slice your watermelon through the middle with a sharp knife horizontally.
- Grab one half and slice into the pink flesh into a grid pattern. Each line should be about an inch apart. Then make one more cut around the outside, curving your knife a bit like the curve of the watermelon. Make sure you don't cut through the white and / or green skin.
- Scoop the flesh out with a spoon, following the grid pattern if you can. Then scrape out the bowl so that you have a smooth inside.
- Fill it with all the things!
*Because it's only two of us here in the apartment, I like using those mini seedless watermelons. Not only are they freakin' adorable, they also are the perfect size for two personal watermelon bowls. If you're feeding a crowd, grab a bigger one.
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Ben Myhre says
While they seem to be available in the winter, watermelon is one of those fruits that I only eat in the middle of summer. Probably like tomatoes… sure, they are there, but they are only, truly, awesome when it is actually their season. So, right now!
Alexa [fooduzzi.com] says
Totally with you, Ben! Summer is the Season of Watermelon!