THIS IS THE EASIEST WAY TO CUT A WATERMELON
There is no struggle more real in the summertime than cutting watermelon, but this is the summer that everything changes. We've learned how to cut a watermelon into sticks, and now we're wondering how we've lived without this hack all these years.
Blogger Christy from The Girl Who Ate Everything has a next-level (and seriously party-ready) way to cut watermelons. Start by cutting the melon in half crosswise.
But then, this is where the magic happens, you cut each half vertically into a grid.
And now you've got yourself convenient sticks of watermelon, which you could of course eat, but we're also thinking about what kind of watermelon cocktails we can mix up. I mean, what is watermelon sangria without a watermelon spear garnish, anyway?
This trick makes watermelon taste so much better:
During the summer, I hydrate a ton — with watermelon. I binge on it like it's nobody's business. After all, is there anything more refreshing on a hot summer day? Nope. I love having some sliced in the fridge for whenever I need a cool-down snack for myself or friends.
But after I slice it I do one very simple thing: I season the watermelon with salt. I know, I know, it might sound odd to sprinkle a watery fruit like melon with salt, but think about why the classic Italian pair of prosciutto and cantaloupe works so well; prosciutto is really salty.
A small sprinkle of salt doesn't just offer a salty-sweet kick, it also brings out the sweetness in the watermelon, making this the perfect hack for when you dig into a lackluster slice. Trust me, I've had people go crazy this simple trick.