Take this nutritious basket to your next Birthday Party or Family gathering! This watermelon basket is surprisingly easy and does not require any special equipment beyond a large carving knife, an ice cream scoop and a small paring knife.
- Similar to a carving a pumpkin with a non-toxic marker, draw a two parallel lines, about two or three inches apart, over the top of the watermelon, starting and ending at the middle of the watermelon. This is the handle.
- Next, draw a line around the long ends of the watermelon connecting the bottoms of the handles on either side. These lines will guide your cuts.
- At this point, start carving along the lines that were drawn.
- Once you have cut the wedges out of each side of the watermelon, use an ice cream scoop to scoop out the flesh of the watermelon, reserving the fruit for the salad. Scoop out all the flesh but be careful not to make the bottom too thin. Pour out any liquid that accumulates – you may need to pat dry with paper towels.
Image sourced and idea sourced from: Wanda Lee Smith-Poole (Mom and Teacher)
Directions sourced from: http://www.westoftheloop.com/2014/06/06/make-watermelon-basket/
Kristin Hedges is a Registered Dietitian from Kids Eat Smart Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador.