Here's such a fun way to eat watermelon: Crinkle-Cut Watermelon "Fries" served with a blended strawberry yogurt dip made with fresh strawberries. This is such a great way to serve watermelon at a party, and a guaranteed* way to get kids to eat more fruit.
*Obviously, not "guaranteed," but look how fun these watermelon fries are!
"Fries" might be a bit misleading. All this simple "recipe" is just a fun way to cut watermelon: slice them into a French fry shape with a crinkle fry cutter! This makes the watermelon easily grabbable and easily snackable.
The crinkle cutter is an inexpensive tool and is great for more than watermelon and fries: it's awesome for slicing veggies to roast them.
Serving watermelon this way is perfect for kids, and the perfect easy finger food dessert. It's a great way to stay hydrated and eat a bit extra fruit this summer... for all of us, kids and adults.
And speaking of extra fruit... I serve these watermelon fries with with an easy yogurt dip made with FRESH strawberries. The whole thing takes about 10-15 minutes to prep.
More watermelon recipes to try: Watermelon Salad with Honey Lime Dressing
Strawberry yogurt dip
The yogurt dip has just 3 ingredients: strawberries, vanilla yogurt, and honey. This ends up being so much more flavorful and healthier than buying strawberry yogurt that has just a hint of strawberries.
More creamy dessert dips: Key Lime Cheesecake Dip
- ½ medium seedless watermelon
- ½ cup Greek vanilla yogurt (or regular vanilla yogurt for a thinner dip)
- 5 strawberries, the green parts removed
- honey, to taste (about 3-5 tablespoons)
More yogurt desserts: Fruit Salad with Yogurt Dressing
For this recipe, you'll need:
More watermelon recipes to try: Watermelon Martini
Slice the watermelon in half. Then cut it into circles about ½-inch wide.
Use the crinkle cutter to slice fry-size sticks of watermelon. You can cut off the rind later. Tip: take care not to accidentally keep making the fries bigger as you keep cutting, try to make them all the same size.
In a blender, combine the yogurt and strawberries and blend until smooth. Give it a taste and add honey to taste, blending it in.
Arrange the watermelon fries on a plate or platter, and serve with the yogurt dip. Enjoy!
More fresh strawberry recipes: Strawberry Agua Fresca
→ You can dip other fruit into the yogurt dip. Try strawberries, bananas, sliced apples, or even graham crackers or vanilla wafers.
→ Add a little tajin seasoning to your watermelon fries, or some chili powder. The sweet & spicy combo is pretty fantastic! I also know people who sprinkle salt on watermelon.
→ Drizzle the watermelon with some strawberry syrup before serving.
→ Make it vegan: Use plant-based vanilla yogurt and agave syrup instead of honey.
More fruit desserts to try: Air Fryer Peaches
How long watermelon fries last
I recommend cutting watermelon fries fresh before eating them, or no more than 1 day ahead. This is because watermelon doesn't stay crisp for long once you cut into it. If prepping this in advance, store cut watermelon in a sealed container in the fridge until ready to serve.
The yogurt dip can be prepared 1-2 days in advance, just make sure your strawberries are super fresh if prepping it in advance. It might need a quick stir before serving, if prepped in advance. Keep the yogurt dip refrigerated until serving.
More desserts with fresh fruit: Grape Salad with Creamy Dressing
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TikTok Watermelon Fries with Strawberry Yogurt Dip
- ½ medium seedless watermelon
- ½ cup Greek vanilla yogurt - (or regular vanilla yogurt for a thinner dip)
- 5 strawberries - the green parts removed
- honey - to taste (about 3-5 tablespoons)
- Slice the watermelon in half. Then cut it into circles about ½-inch wide.
- Use the crinkle cutter to slice fry-size sticks of watermelon. You can cut off the rind later. Tip: take care not to accidentally keep making the fries bigger as you keep cutting, try to make them all the same size.
- In a blender, combine the yogurt and strawberries and blend until smooth. Give it a taste and add honey to taste, blending it in.
- Arrange the watermelon fries on a plate or platter, and serve with the yogurt dip. Enjoy!
The nutritional information displayed is an estimate and not to be used as dietary or nutritional advice. Consult a nutritionist or dietician for nutritional info based on the exact ingredients you use.