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Yummy Mini Watermelons Recipe


  • 2 baby cucumbers
  • Chunk of watermelon heart- preferably dense and bright with minimal seed-pittingr
  • Pinch of black (toasted) sesame seeds)


  • 1. Begin by trimming the ends of the cucumbers, then cut a 2″ piece off each end.
  • 2. Set the middle section aside for other use (salads, etc).
  • 3. Stand each half-round piece on its end and use the small end of a melon baller to scoop a half-sphere out of each.
  • 4. Use the same technique to carve identical pieces out of the watermelon heart, and fit them into the cucumber, flat side up.
  • 5. If it doesn’t sit flush, you can carefully trim the excess with a paring knife.
  • 6. Finish by pressing a moist finger to the black sesame seeds and using it to scatter them on the surface of the melon.

Cooking Tips

  • 1. You will need a melon baller and sharp knife.

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