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Here's how to cut summer fruit like watermelon, pineapple and mango

There's a better way to cut and cube watermelon, pineapple, mango and avocado with ease — no ER visit required.
Red, White and Blue Watermelon Salad
Cut watermelon into perfect cubes, add some blueberries and feta and you've got an easy sweet and savory (not to mention patriotic) take on everyone's favorite summer melon.NBC News

There's nothing like the simple pleasure of a juicy slice of watermelon or pineapple on a hot summer's day. What's not so nice? Struggling to cut it. We asked Pamela Salzman, chef and author of "Kitchen Matters", to show us how to carve up some of our favorite summer fruits in a way that'll leave our limbs and digits intact and the finished product Instagram-worthy. Here's how to do it.


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