Watermelon Bowl for Fruit Salad
We eat with all our senses. This includes our eyes. When I am serving fruit salad for a party I like to make a watermelon bowl. It is simple to make and looks extra pretty on a buffet table. I always make my special Fruit Salad Dressing and let the salad rest in a bowl in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving. I add it to the watermelon bowl just before serving. I like to refrigerate the watermelon bowl too so it can help keep the salad cold longer.
You can scoop the watermelon out with a metal spoon or if you want to be fancy you can use a melon baller. This little tool helps you scoop out adorable little melon balls that look extra fancy in a fruit salad.
Two recipes that are perfect for a watermelon bowl are Watermelon Cucumber Salad with Jalapeno, Mint and Basil. This salad is the perfect mix of salty and sweet with lots of crunch and a little heat from the jalapeno. It sounds unusual and it is absolutely delicious. The other recipe is my Fruit Salad Dressing. You can add any fruit you want, but this simple citrus dressing takes a simple fruit salad to a whole new level.
Large metal spoon
Melon Baller Tool (Optional)
- Wash your watermelon well with soap and water.
- Dry and place on a cutting board. Decide what part of the watermelon will be the bottom of your bowl.
- Slice a small piece of the rind off the bottom so the bowl can sit flat on the serving table.
- Cut a circle or oval off the top of the watermelon.
- Scoop out the pink flesh of the watermelon and put it in a bowl. You can do this with a large metal spoon, or if you are extra fancy use a melon baller.
- Once all the pink flesh is scooped out, take a sharp paring knife and cut small triangles around to the top edge of the watermelon.
- Fill with your favorite fruit salad and serve. If you are not serving immediately, store the watermelon bowl and the fruit salad separately in the refrigerator.
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