How to Sweeten Your Watermelon

By Taylor DiVico

Watermelon is a refreshing, naturally sweet snack. Selecting a watermelon that hasn't ripened is the leading cause of a bland flavor. Look for a yellow or creamy color on the bottom side of the watermelon referred to as the "ripe spot." This shows the watermelon was ripe when harvested. Smaller watermelons typically provide a sweeter flavor than larger ones. Bring out the sweetness of your watermelon with a quick fix ingredient most cooks have on-hand in the pantry.

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Use salt to sweeten your watermelon.

Step 1

Wash the watermelon under cold water. Pat it dry with paper towels and place it on a cutting board.

Step 2

Cut the watermelon in half horizontally. Cut each half in half vertically. Slide your knife between the flesh of the watermelon and the rind and slice off the rind.

Step 3

Cut the flesh of the watermelon into shapes, such as cubes or wedges. Place the watermelon pieces into a mixing bowl.

Step 4

Remove the seeds of a seeded or seedless watermelon by cutting them out with a knife or scraping them out with a fork.

Step 5

Sprinkle a thin layer of sea salt on each piece of watermelon. The sea salt brings out the sweetness of the watermelon.