9 Genius Ways to Use a Melon Baller


Don’t let your melon baller languish in the kitchen utensil drawer! You can use it for so much more than cranking out decorative fruit salads. Take advantage of its sharp edge and perfectly rounded scoop, try these clever tips.

1. Seed tomatoes

Seeded tomatoes often make better-tasting, thicker sauces, salads, and salsas. Make quick work of prepping them by using a melon baller. Not only is it easier to handle than a knife, it eliminates the risk of nicks and cuts, so you can even let the kids help!

2. Make cucumber balls

Cukes lend themselves well to the ball shape, too. They’re the perfect garnish for this cured salmon dish and a welcome addition to any gazpacho.

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3. Stuff cupcakes

Your guests will love these yellow cupcakes with a surprise strawberry filling. Use a melon baller to scoop out perfectly round holes in the center of each cupcake.

4. Hollow out vegetables

A melon baller works a treat when prepping veggies for stuffing, try it with onions, squash, tomatoes, cucumbers, and potatoes.

5. Make mini ice-cream scoops

Let’s face it — tiny food is just cuter. Serve adorable mini scoops of our refreshing mango lime sorbet or any ice cream you please.

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