Grilled Watermelon

Grilling watermelon takes the flavor to a completely different level. We all love the sweet, juicy bite of watermelon on a summer day, am-I-right!?!? I am pretty sure you will be oh-so-pleasantly surprised and happy with this Grilled Watermelon. 

The goal for the remainder of my summer recipes is ways to keep things light and fresh so we can all spend more time outside enjoying our last days of warm weather rather than slaving away in the kitchen. This is a recipe you will want to try before summer comes to an end!
Now some of you might be skeptic and thinking hmmm this is weird…grilling watermelon. Others might be thinking, WOW!!! I never thought of this and I can’t wait to give it a try. I know Grilled Watermelon sounds weird, but trust me when I say this… it will forever change your Summer Cook-Outs. Grilling watermelon completely changes the texture and flavor. It brings out a smoky and savory taste… a whole new side of watermelon.

How to Grill Watermelon: 

Cut the watermelon in thick triangle wedges. Brush each side lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt  (I used Jacobsen) and pepper. Grill over high heat until grill marks have formed and the watermelon is slightly softened, roughly 5 minutes. Remove from grill and sprinkle with desired toppings.

Lemon Vinaigrette

Arugula Salad with a Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing

I served along side an arugula and herb salad with a lemon vinaigrette dressing and it was the perfect pairing. In a large bowl, toss together the arugula, spinach, basil, or whatever fresh herbs and greens you have on hand. In a medium bowl, whisk together 1/3 cup olive oil and juice of a lemon; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Toss the dressing with the greens and top with goat cheese or feta. For full recipe CLICK HERE!!!

Grilled Watermelon
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  • Eight 2-inch-thick watermelon wedges
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juice of
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Sea salt, I used Jacobsen
  1. Heat a grill or grill pan over high heat. Brush both sides of the watermelon wedges with the olive oil and juice of ½ lemon.
  2. Season each watermelon wedge with pepper.
  3. Grill each watermelon wedge until char marks appear, flipping once, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and season with the sea salt and more lemon juice.

Grilled Watermelon


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