How to Cut Watermelon Sticks

How-to-Cut Watermelon Sticks. Follow this easy four-step process for cutting watermelon sticks then serve them at an elegant dinner party or backyard barbecue.

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.

How-to-Cut Watermelon Sticks. Follow this easy four-step process for cutting watermelon sticks then serve them at an elegant dinner party or backyard barbecue.

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.

How-to-Cut Watermelon Sticks. Follow this easy four-step process for cutting watermelon sticks then serve them at an elegant dinner party or backyard barbecue.

This is an easy way to cut watermelon when making Watermelon with Mascarpone.


How-to-Cut Watermelon Sticks a four-step process for cutting watermelon. Serve at an elegant dinner party or backyard BBQ.
4.55 from 44 votes

How-to-Cut Watermelon Sticks

Cutting watermelon into sticks is one of the most elegant and easiest ways to serve watermelon.
Course Appetizer, Dessert, Fruit, Side
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Author Susie Gall


  • 1 fresh watermelon


  1. Cut the watermelon in half horizontally.
  2. Place one half on a cutting board, flesh down.
  3. Cut slices downward 1-2" wide depending how large you want the sticks.
  4. Rotate the cutting board and cut slices downward and perpendicular to the other slices.
  5. Repeat with the other watermelon half (or save that portion for another meal)
  6. Serve on the cutting board, in a jar, or on a sliver platter - possibilities are endless.
  7. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

In order to cut a watermelon more easily and safely it is important to use a large, sharp knife.

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    Great idea, I love it, thank you!

    5 stars

      Susie Gall
      Thanks, Tara and thanks for stopping by Simply Sated.
        Joyce Cameron
        I'll never "dread" cutting watermelon again. Fast and easy.... thanx.

        5 stars

    What a great idea....this is great for kids and everyone...thank you!!
    Meredith Wouters
    I just tried these last night at a dinner party! The thing I learned - you need a really big, really sharp knife. But it worked and the kids loved them! (Found on Say G'day Saturday)
      Susie Gall
      I'm so glad you tried this and the kids loved them. You are correct about using a sharp, large knife and I'll add that to the notes section of the recipe card. I'm also glad you found them on Say G'day Saturday - the first time I have posted and it is a great site. Thanks for stopping by Simply Sated and please come back soon. I'll be adding new recipes about 3x weekly.
    Jodee Weiland
    Great idea! What a creatively simple way to cut it! Thanks for sharing!
      Susie Gall
      Thanks Jodee and thanks for coming by Simply Sated. Have a terrific day!
    Joanne/WineLady Cooks
    What a great post. Thanks so much for sharing how to cut watermelon sticks. I can definitely see how this is easy to serve and makes and great presentation. Re-pinning/sharing.
      Susie Gall
      Thanks so much Joanne. I have used this technique all summer and love it. Thanks for coming by Simply Sated and thanks for being so generous! Have a great day!
    Hello! I'd love to have these for a bridal shower. Any ideas on how to present them? Thanks!
    Great tip! I will definitely be trying this. I’m so glad I found this site.

    5 stars

    Oh I love this idea! Gotta try it next time.
    Was so easy to do!!! There were no forks,spoons,knives, plates and all the other clean up involved I loved it!! Just put in a large bowl put some Skewers in watermelon slices (optional) n napkins on side we didn't even need that!! Was juicy mess free and no wasted watermelon!! I've seen friends cut watermelon n half was put in trash because wasn't cut right they love this idea and so do I!!! Thank you!!!

    5 stars

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