How To Make Compressed Watermelon

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Compressed watermelon is simple but effective. Use a vacuum sealer to take an ordinary watermelon to another level with this simple technique.

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By vacuum sealing watermelon, we give it a more vibrant colour & firm the texture up. It’s great eaten on its’ own or served in a salad.

How It Works

When you vacuum seal watermelon, the cell walls break down, causing the air & water to be forced out.
This gives the melon a denser texture & an intense red colour. For an extra boost of flavour, you could also marinade the melon prior to compressing.

How To Compress Watermelon

Step 1.

Start by removing the rind from the melon then cut the flesh into chunks roughly 1cm thick.

Step 2.

Place the prepped melon into vacuum sealing bags. Make sure not to over fill the bags as this will cause them not the vacuum seal properly which won’t compress the melon.

Step 3.

Vacuum seal each bag of melon, following the manufacturer instructions. You’ll see the watermelon turn a vibrant red colour.

The melon can now be stored in the vacuum sealed bags until you want to serve it. Make sure you keep it in the fridge like you normally would with prepped fruit.

Other Fruit To Try

This compressing technique will work with many other fruits & some vegetables. Cucumber & pineapple work especially well.

Equipment Used

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How To Compress Watermelon

Use a vacuum sealer to take an ordinary watermelon to another level with this simple technique.
Prep Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Lunch, Salad, Snack
Yield: 1 Watermelon
Author: Ben Racey

Equipment

  • Vacuum Sealer
  • Vacuum Bags

Materials

  • 1 Watermelon

Instructions

  • Start by cutting the rind off the melon then cut the flesh into chunks roughly 1 cm thick.
  • Place the melon chunks into vacuum bags, making sure not to overfill each bag.
  • Vacuum seal each bag of melon. You’ll see the melon turn a vibrant red colour.
  • Use straight away or leave in bags until needed.

Notes

To make compressed melon, you’ll need a vacuum sealer. These can be picked up fairly cheaply online.
This technique can be used for most other fruits & some vegetables. Pineapple & cucumber work well.

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