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Cooking How-To, Holidays, How-To, Tailgating
on January 17, 2012
watermelon salsa bowl
National Watermelon Promotion Board

Watermelon Salsa Bowl


  • 1 watermelon round and seedless
  • 1 piece dry erase marker
  • 1 piece utility knife or carving knife
  • 1 piece ice cream scoop or other large spoon
  • 1 serving Fire and Ice Salsa (see recipe below)
  • 1 serving chips, jalapenos, cilantro and lime for garnish.


  1. Choose a round seedless watermelon.
  2. Wash the watermelon and pat dry.
  3. Use a dry erase marker to trace the design around the middle of the watermelon.
  4. Use a utility knife to carve the design (copy design in photo).
  5. Split watermelon in half, and use a scoop to carve out flesh.
  6. Choose a flat area of rind on the other watermelon half to trace and carve out the lizard design (copy from image in photo).
  7. Fill bowl with Fire & Ice salsa
  8. Garnish with lizard and chips, jalapenos, cilantro, and lime.

Football Helmet


  • 1 Round Watermelon
  • Knife
  • Sharp Pencil or thin marker


  1. Using a round watermelon, slice off a piece approximately 4 inches down on the stem end. Set cut piece aside to use later for mouth guard.
  2. Make a curved cut from one side of the melon to the other to cut out the face portion of the helmet. Hollow out the entire melon.
  3. Take the piece that was set aside in step #1 and place cut side down. Place knife at the center of stem end and cut in half.
  4. Take one half of cut piece and draw mouth guard grid with a sharp pencil or thin marker as shown in picture. Remove flesh and using a small knife, cut out grid design.
  5. To assemble, place mouth piece on a plate. Place the helmet piece on top, pushing the mouthpiece ends towards the inside of the helmet. You may need to carve a little out of the helmet ends to fit the mouth grid comfortably.
  6. Fill with fruit salad.

—Instructions courtesy of National Watermelon Promotion Board