9 Genius Ways to Use a Melon Baller
Fresh Tomato Salsa
Don’t let your
languish in the kitchen utensil drawer! You can use it for so much more than cranking out
. 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!
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.
6. Prep a pineapple
You know those pesky brown "eyes" pineapples have after you peel them? A melon baller is the best tool to remove them. Don't miss the rest of our easy approach to cutting up a pineapple.
7. Shape truffles
8. Core pears and apples
Break out your trusty melon baller to expertly scoop out pear or apple cores. The hollowed out fruit makes for a beautiful presentation, like in the easy five-ingredient dessert above.
It's also a great vehicle for toppings both savory and sweet.
9. Carve a pumpkin
A melon baller is just one of the unexpected tools we rely on for creative pumpkin carving. Use it to cut spherical shapes out of your pumpkin shell next Halloween. The depressions will give your jack-o'-lantern a spooky glow when the light shines through them.