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A stack of watermelon wedges next to a bowl of cubes and a half.
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How to Cut a Watermelon

Learn How to Cut a Watermelon into wedges, sticks, or cubes using one of these two easy methods!   

Course Appetizer, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 46 kcal
Author London


  • 1 watermelon seedless or with seeds


Classic Method - Sticks or Cubes

  1. Cut the Ends: Using a large, sharp chef’s knife, cut and remove both ends of the watermelon

  2. Remove the Rind: Place the watermelon with one of the ends cut-side down on the board. Insert your knife where the white part of the rind meets the pink flesh. Cut at an angle away from the center of the fruit to remove the rind. Follow the curvature of the melon until you reach the opposite end. Repeat this process all of the way around the watermelon until only a ball of watermelon flesh is left.

  3. Remove the White: Remove any remaining white parts from the fruit by cutting it off with your knife.

  4. Cut the Flesh: Cut the watermelon in half lengthwise.

  5. Cut into Sticks: Put one of the halves cut-side down on the cutting board and make vertical cuts approximately 1-inch apart. Turn the watermelon pieces and make perpendicular cuts 1-inch apart.

  6. Cut into Cubes: Place all of the sticks together and cut the melon into 1-inch cubes.

Alternative Method - Wedges

  1. Cut the ends: Cut and remove both ends of the watermelon.

  2. Cut in half: Place the watermelon cut-side down and cut in half lengthwise.

  3. Cut into quarters: Put the watermelon halves cut-side down on the cutting board and cut in half lengthwise again to get 4 quarters.

  4. Cut into wedges: With one of the quarters flat-side down, make cuts about ½-inch to 1-inch apart for watermelon wedges. (You can also cut from the flesh to the rind if this is easier for you.). Repeat this step with the remaining quarters.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

  • One serving is 1 cup of diced watermelon.
Nutrition Facts
How to Cut a Watermelon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 46 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 170mg5%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 865IU17%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.