Watermelon slices on a plate

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.

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

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.

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

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

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