Oh my gosh. Guys. I never knew I could have so much fun with a melon baller. There is something deeply satisfying and cathartic about scooping out balls of melon. Just look at how pretty they are. My mother-in-law said this was definitely a throwback to the days of festive things carved out of melons for baby showers and the like. This pretty Brunch Melon Ball Bowl is sure to wow your guests. It’s great for Whole30, Paleo and vegetarians alike. This is perfect for your next soirée, and easy to whip up. Prepare it early and store in the fridge with cling wrap on top.
How to Make the Melon Bowl
Making the watermelon bowl is actually pretty easy. It just takes patience and a sharp knife.
First, cut a thin, flat slice off the side of the melon that will serve as the bottom. Be sure not to cut too deep. This will give the melon a solid flat base to sit on. Next, cut a quarter of the melon off the top and set the top aside.
Now, using a melon baller, scoop out balls of watermelon into a large bowl until you reach the pith (white part). Dump out accumulated watermelon juice along the way. After all of the balls have been removed, smooth the inside of the bowl with a spoon.
Finally, with a sharp paring knife, cut a jagged “V” pattern around the lip of the melon bowl.
All the Melon
I filled this Melon Ball Bowl with five different types of melon. We had a fantastic melon season here in Houston. The Savor Fresh Farms melons are SO GOOD. The bowl featured a Sugar Kiss, Summer Kiss, and Golden Kiss from Savor Fresh. Those melons were joined by a basic honeydew, and of course watermelon. The “Kiss” line of melons are the best melons I have literally ever eaten. Especially the Golden Kiss. Seriously amazing.
Feel free to fill your melon bowl with anything you can ball – apples, pears, dragonfruit and kiwi. Though I imagine the yield from kiwi would be minimal. Throw in some grapes, blueberries or pitted cherries to keep with the rounded fruit theme.