How-to-Cut Watermelon Sticks. I bet you didn’t know Leonardo da Vinci ever wrote about cutting watermelon into sticks, but I assure you, he did. What else could he have been thinking when he wrote “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” ?
After following this four-step process, you will have a dish that can be served for any meal and any type of event. Watermelon sticks are perfect served in a bucket as a dessert at a backyard barbecue or as a sophisticated appetizer served on a silver platter at an elegant black-tie dinner party.
I first saw this idea on Pinterest and instantly thought, “Why didn’t I think of that years ago?”. I don’t know where the idea originated, but if I did, I would give credit where credit is due. I seriously doubt it was Leonardo da Vinci, but – could it have been? I like to think so.
After reading da Vinci’s quote, I now look at myself through new eyes. I am a simple gal. I love simple foods, simple hair & makeup, simple plans, simple almost everything. I love simple! So, I suppose according to Leonardo da Vinci, I am actually the epitome of ultimate sophistication. I can’t wait to tell my family.
This is an easy way to cut watermelon when making Watermelon with Mascarpone.
- 1 fresh watermelon
- Cut the watermelon in half horizontally.
- Place one half on a cutting board, flesh down.
- Cut slices downward 1-2" wide depending how large you want the sticks.
- Rotate the cutting board and cut slices downward and perpendicular to the other slices.
- Repeat with the other watermelon half (or save that portion for another meal)
- Serve on the cutting board, in a jar, or on a sliver platter - possibilities are endless.