This Hack Will Improve Your Summer Snacking

There's an easier way to eat fresh watermelon than buying expensive containers of mushy pre-cut chunks or just smashing one open on your driveway. This 10-pound orb can seem unwieldy, but with a few well-placed slices you can have even cubes with little effort. Pick your sharpest chef's knife or serrated knife, and get ready to savor summer's last melony goodness.

Stay tuned for the next chopping tutorial: the mighty mango. And, conquer pineapple cutting, here.

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Step 1: Buy a watermelon.

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Step 2: First remove the top and bottom of the watermelon with a large chef's or serrated knife.

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Step 3: Halve the watermelon with a vertical slice.

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Step 4: Following the curve of the fruit, cut the skin off in vertical slices.

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Step 5: Cut the watermelon crosswise into slabs

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Step 6: Turn the slabs so they are laying flat on the cutting board

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Step 7: Working on one or two slabs at a time, cut into long pieces and then into slices or cubes.

For more ways to cut a watermelon, check out our favorite watermelon hacks! And be sure to visit our roundup on the top ten melon essentials for summer.