How To Make Watermelon Cups
Versatile Entertaining Gem
Fill these cups with chicken or tuna salads or fresh fruit. They are perfect for entertaining because they can be made up to four hours before serving.
Click through to see how to make them in three easy steps.
Test Kitchen Secret: We use a melon baller to get perfectly round honeydew and cantaloupe balls (which, when combined with fresh blackberries and sprigs of fresh mint, make a simple yet beautiful presentation.) Most melon ballers are designed with a single handle and different-size scoops at each end.
Cut a 2-inch-thick slice from a seedless watermelon. (We recommend using a large chef’s knife.)
Using a 3-inch round cutter, press through the watermelon slice, forming a cylinder.
Scoop out the center of each cylinder, leaving a 1⁄2-inch-thick border, to form a cup, reserving the watermelon centers for another use. (Tip: A grapefruit spoon works great here.) Place cups on paper towels, and chill until ready to use.
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Photo: Tomato-and-Watermelon Salad