One Quick Tip: The Magic of Watermelon Wedges

How (and why) to serve watermelon in easy wedges vs unwieldy slices. Plus a second tip, how to turn a so-so watermelon into so-so sweet watermelon.

Summer Watermelon, easy wedges vs unwieldy slices. Another One Quick Tip @

This is the latest in an occasional series of posts I call "One Quick Tip" ... because, well, each one will include a single quick tip, quick to absorb, easy to adopt, memorable to use.

Do you have One Quick Tip you'd like to share? Leave a comment or send me a quick e-mail via This time, I'd love to hear how you simplify serving a favorite summer food. Old or new, big or small, I'd love to know what works for you!

ONCE UPON A TIME I passed around a big platter of watermelon slices at a summer party. I'd sampled a small bite, it was such good watermelon, really juicy, so full of flavor and tasted so good on a hot-hot day. But for the life of me, I couldn't give the stuff away! No one was taking!

TRY THIS, my friend said back in the kitchen. She cut my watermelon slices into watermelon wedges, small enough to handle with one hand, easy to hold, easy to eat.


THAT'S IT! Really! One Quick Tip!

EXCEPT ... that today I've got two tips for you, two for the "price" of one click. You know some times how a watermelon is a little disappointing, it's just not that good? I have great luck sprinkling the melon with fresh lime juice. There's probably some science involved here but my idea is that the "tart" and "sour" lime juice makes the watermelon taste sweeter in comparison. Try it, it works!

Summer Melon Recipes

(hover for a description, click a photo for a recipe)
Cold & Creamy Cantaloupe Soup Cantaloupe Salad with Feta & Basil Fruity Gazpacho
~ more melon recipes ~
from Kitchen Parade

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Alanna Kellogg
Alanna Kellogg

A Veggie Venture is home of "veggie evangelist" Alanna Kellogg and the famous asparagus-to-zucchini Alphabet of Vegetables.