Summer’s coming! Well for those of us living in the non-temperate Northern Hemisphere it is anyway. And with summer comes the bountiful fresh fruit and frequent summer barbecues. Usually when I go to a barbeque I’ll like to bring some sort of dish with substance, to show off the homemade veggie burgers and quiches, but sometimes, you just gotta be lazy. Let someone else do that work for you.
When that happens my go-to dish is often a fruit salad. Because they’re delicious and healthy and there’s almost nothing better than fresh fruit! And it’s really something you can’t have too much of.
If I’m bringing a fruit salad, I still have my pride to look after, and can’t bring just your average fruit salad. There are, however, limited ways that you can dress up a fruit salad! Sure you can add some exciting tropical fruit, but it’s still a bunch of fruit mixed in a tupperware. So about 10 years ago, while I was in high school, I came up with the idea of making a bowl out of a watermelon. While I’m sure countless people had come up with the idea before, it was novel to me, being before the time where I started looking up absolutely everything up on the internet.
It’s extremely easy to make a watermelon bowl and sure does a lot to make fruit salad more exciting. I’ve included some easy step-by-step picture instructions. Feel free to experiment and change up the cut or design of the bowl and make it your own! (more…)