This Is the Easiest Way to Cut a Watermelon

A simple (and clever) way to enjoy your favorite summer fruit.

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Few summertime kitchen tasks are quite as tricky as cutting watermelon, but this will be the summer that everything changes. That's all thanks to blogger Christy from The Girl Who Ate Everything, who has an impressive (and party-ready) trick for cutting watermelons into easy-to-serve sticks.

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 Start by cutting the melon in half crosswise and then into slices, like many of us normally do.

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But then — this is where the magic happens — you cut each half vertically into a grid.

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Now you've got convenient sticks of watermelon. You could, of course, eat them, but we're also thinking about what kind of watermelon cocktails you could mix up. What is watermelon sangria without a watermelon spear garnish, anyway?

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For the full tutorial, head on over to The Girl Who Ate Everything.

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