Perfect for Fruit Salad Froggie!
Now hit the market, grab a tasty seedless watermelon, some limes, a nice dark plum and your favorite fruit salad ingredients.
1 Seedless watermelon
1 Dark plum
Fruit salad ingredients
I used mixed melons, grapes and pineapple this time, go with what is in season and looks fresh :D
Tip: If you use a fruit that oxidizes (apples, pears, peaches, bananas) toss them with some citrus juice before adding to the salad so they maintain their fresh appearance.
Nice sharp knifes for all sorts of slicing, dicing and carving (depends on your fruit choice)
Toothpicks or appetizer forks
Tupperware or gallon baggie
Step 1: Shape the Melon
Now rotate your melon around on the cutting board and find the best place for the mouth, you may want to make sure an imperfection is in the back, or you might want to make sure it gets cut out.
Now take a nice big sharp knife and slice the melon vertically from about an inch forward from the former stem location, down to almost halfway down the melon. Then make a second cut from the from the front of the melon back to the first. This will leave you with a nice big melon wedge, set it aside, we will need it in a little bit.
Now snag your melon baller and get to scooping, make some nice pretty melon balls for your salad. Then making sure you leave a layer of red for appearance clean up the rest with a metal spoon to leave a nice smooth cavity for your fruit salad.