Don’t Throw Away Your Watermelon Rinds!
When you cut up a watermelon to serve, why not make something fun and decorative with the watermelon rind?
The watermelon rind can be easily carved into a serving plate for fruit salad. In an earlier blog article I showed how to make a watermelon bowl. Why not make a watermelon rind platter? Take a look at these to pretty carving ideas sent to me.
With some creative strokes of the knife, student/customer Teresita Stafford took some watermelon rind that might otherwise be thrown away and turned in into a pretty flower shaped serving dish for fruit salad.
Just think of the uses and possibilities. If you are going to a party where you are asked to bring salad, you can carve your serving plate from a watermelon, large or small. When the party is over, you won’t need to remember to bring your dish home. Besides being unexpected and pretty, it’s practical as well.
Carved Watermelon Rind Platters Can be Perfect for Serving Fruit or Vegetable Salad.
A watermelon rind serving platter could just as easily be used for a vegetable salad that contains a bit of fruit. Think something like a salad made of spring green or romaine with sliced pears, glazed walnuts and Gorgonzola cheese. Or, add bits of watermelon to your crispy romaine salad and some slivered almonds. Add a slightly sweet or fruit salad dressing and you’ve got a salad perfect for serving on a watermelon rind platter. Of course, fruit salad of just about any kind would nice pretty and tasty served on a watermelon rind plate.
Watermelon Rind can be carved into simple and Pretty Decorations
Here is another watermelon rind carving that could be used as a decoration, a serving platter, of both. This photo of a pretty carved watermelon rind fish was sent to me blog reader Mani Kumar.
Again, with a few creative strokes of the knife, this watermelon rind that might otherwise get thrown away becomes a pretty decoration or a serving platter. It would be a lovely addition to a seafood themed buffet display. And it this design would not take long to make. Quick, simple, pretty and inexpensive.
So now, when you are about to cut up some watermelon to serve, stop and consider how you might have some fun making a carved watermelon rind decoration or serving platter.
Thanks for sharing your ideas Teresita and Mani. To everyone else, have fun experimenting with carving your own watermelon rind platters.