What better way to show off your knife skills and flavor prowess than by bringing a simple watermelon side dish to a neighborhood barbecue? With only two main ingredients, this fruit dessert is not only simple to make and transport, it is delicious.
Finding a sweet, ripe watermelon can sometimes be a challenge. While I look for a melon that is heavy for its size, I also look for the creamy yellow spot where it sat on the soil. While this creamy yellow spot means ripeness, I still give it a thump and listen for that hollow sound.
For this watermelon recipe, you’ll need to cube the fruit. Use a Butcher Knife to quarter the watermelon and a smaller knife, like the 6-3/4" Petite Carver, to cube it. For step-by-step instructions, take a look at Cutco’s How to Cube Watermelon step-by-step infographic.
Friends will be asking you for this recipe, but we won’t care if you try to keep it a secret. Watermelon and lime, who knew?
- 1 watermelon
- 2 limes
- Cube watermelon.
- Zest one lime.
- Cut and juice limes and mix with zest.
- Toss the watermelon with half of the juice and lime mixture. Taste and add more juice if desired.
- Option: Cut the watermelon in wedges as a side dish and brush with juice, or try grilling the watermelon before brushing with juice.