Grilled Watermelon

By Karmul

Watermelon on the grill? Yeah it seems strange but you will be pleasantly surprised by this not so common dish.

Grilled Watermelon
  • 8 slices seedless watermelon, wedges, 1.5 inches thick

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • sea salt

  • fresh ground pepper

  1. How to get your watermelon wedges: Cut the watermelon in half, place cut side down on the table, then cut into slices, about 1 1/2 inches thick. Cut each slice in half, creating two wedges (if your melon is really big, you may need to cut each slice into three wedges). You can leave the rind on or cut it off, totally up to you.

  2. Lightly sprinkle the wedges on both sides with the salt. Stand the wedges on their edges on a rack over a sink or pan and let them drain for half an hour.

  3. Preheat the grill to high.

  4. After the watermelon has drained, rinse each piece under cold running water. Place each piece between two folded paper towels and gently but firmly press to remove excess water. You should stop just when you feel the watermelon begin to crunch.

  5. Brush the watermelon lightly on both sides with the olive oil. Grill over high heat until grill marks have formed and the melon is slightly softened, about 5 minutes.

  6. Remove from grill and sprinkle with sea salt and a little fresh ground pepper.

Nutritional Facts

Calories - 76
Total Fat - 4g
Saturated Fat - 1g
Sodium - 2mg
Carbohydrates - 12g
Fiber - 1g
Sugars - 10g
Protein - 1g

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2 replies

Karmul 2009-01-26 11:59:39 -0600 Report

I have to add here that I have not tried this recipe…found it and thought it interesting and wanted to share.