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Simple Steps to Slash Time Spent Slicing Stubborn Produce


We all like to think we’re pros with our kitchen knives and that we know how to cut fruits and vegetables. But if you’re anything like us, certain pieces of produce give us a harder time than others — quite literally. (Ahem, watermelon, anyone?)

The good news is that our favorite fruits and veggies are tasty no matter how sloppily they’re cut or how much of their juice spilled out onto the cutting board. But what about when you’re entertaining guests, or when you want to impress a tough-to-please mother-in-law? You don’t want to miss out on seasonal goodies, but you also don’t want to spend all the livelong day carving the perfect cut. We’re not too proud to admit we could use a little hand when it comes to slicing stubborn produce. That’s why we rounded up some of the best food cutting videos from food experts who know their knives. Why not sharpen your skills a little?

How to Cut Watermelon

File it under “Why didn’t we think of this?” Jodi Danen, a registered dietitian and the blogger behind Create Kids Club, came up with the genius idea to make watermelon “sticks” rather than traditional triangular-shaped cuts. “It is easy for little hands to hold, it stores easier, and it is simple to cut,” she explained in the caption. “I don’t know why I haven’t been cutting watermelon like this forever.” We couldn’t agree more!

How to Cut Pineapple

We’ve all had that moment when we’ve been wondering how to cut a pineapple, only to take one look at the tough skin and reach for an easy-to-peel fruit instead. Well, one fitness enthusiast named Merike is here to ensure that your pineapple cravings never go unchecked again. We admit it: Cutting a pineapple can be a pain. But with her helpful hack, it doesn’t have to be a time-wasting pain any longer.

How to Cut Avocado

Raise your hands if you love avocados. Keep them raised high if you hate cutting them. Between the rough skin, the short time of ripeness, and that pesky old pit inside, you might be convinced that they’re not worth all the trouble of slicing. Let food whiz Christina Main of Sweet Lavender Bake Shoppe convince you otherwise.

How to Cut Mango

There’s nothing quite like a bite of freshly sliced mango — if only it didn’t take so long to get to said fresh slices! Luckily, a blogger named Gunta of Gunta Bliss wants to teach us all how to cut mango like the pros do. We’re more than happy to learn, believe us.

How to Cut Pomegranate

Pomegranates have the potential to be one of the prettiest fruits in the world — if you know how to cut them correctly, that is. Thankfully, blogger Laura Keller of LR Grace Lifestyle is here to show us how it’s done. Say goodbye to whacking in every direction aimlessly with a knife — and hello to an aesthetically pleasing, tasty delight.

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