Barbecue season is here and I don’t know about you, but every time I get invited to a cookout, I always leave my dish behind! I thought this was a fun way to bring something that’s cute and functional to your next event!
It’s pretty simple to create this, but I’m going to give you a quick run through of how I did it in case you are wondering! You can definitely mix up the fruit you use (add strawberries or pineapple or anything else you like!). I cut out a few star shapes, which is totally optional but would be fun for a 4th of July party!
What you’ll need…
- Large watermelon
- Additional fruit, whatever kind your heart desires!
- Melon baller
- Optional: star cookie cutters for 4th of July!
- Plastic wrap if you’re traveling with or storing it
Here’s how you do it…
1. Start with a watermelon that’s long and narrow (oblong?) versus one that is completely round.
2. I cut my watermelon crosswise (the short way) but you can certainly cut it lengthwise for a bigger bowl.
3. Use a melon baller to scoop out the inside of the melon (or use a knife to cut slices, then around the outer edge to get larger chunks out if you don’t have a melon baller!) Transfer this to a large dish
4. You will likely be left with the above (some extra melon and juice, so you’ll want to use a knife to go around the edge to even it off, and pour the juice out. It’ll look something like this after you trim the edges:
5. Rinse and/or cut up the additional fruit you’re planning to use in the fruit salad, and toss it together with the melon:
6. Transfer the fruit salad to the “watermelon bowl”. You may have some extra, you can bring that in a separate container and refill the bowl as it empties, or stick it in the fridge and save it for yourself at home!
7. Optional: If you want to add shapes, take a thin slice off the other side of your watermelon, and use a cookie cutter to cut out desired shapes:
8. Place shapes on top of the fruit salad, and serve! If you’re traveling with this, wrapping it in plastic wrap works well to keep it all contained. Enjoy!
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