A perfect summer treat and a healthier option to a cake, this watermelon recipe is so simple and fresh. All it takes is a watermelon, a knife and delicious seasonal fruit. It’s a perfect dish for a Baptism party or kid’s birthday.


  • 1 whole watermelon.
  • a sharp knife
  • a melon baller
  • Seasonal fruit, washed, and cut into bite-sized pieces (eg. strawberries, blue berries, grapes, kiwi fruit, rock melon, peaches, nectarines, plums, mandarin, papaya, paw paw, dragon fruit, apple, pear etc.)


  1. Beginning with a whole watermelon, cut it in half.
  2. Remove the flesh with a baller and set aside.
  3. Scrape the insides of the shell of any remaining flesh (the flesh can be pureed and used in a punch or iceblocks).
  4. Shave off a small area on the outside bottom of each of the watermelon ‘bowls’ so that sit flat back to back.
  5. Turn one upside down onto a tray and using toothpicks or skewers secure the other bowl facing up.
  6. Fill it with the melon balls/fruit salad


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Author: Francine Pirola

This recipe featured in the August 2014 edition of the CathFamily eMagazine.