|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 8 to 12|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 5g||6%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||3%|
|Total Carbohydrate 4g||2%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||2%|
|Total Sugars 3g|
|Vitamin C 12mg||61%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Seriously, nothing can be any easier to grill than this super-quick and delicious French grilled watermelon recipe. Yes, you can grill this wonderful, refreshing fruit.
Grilled watermelon has a smoky quality and an intensified sweetness, all at the same time. A perfect melding of summer's flavors, the result is truly splendid. This grilled watermelon recipe is easy to prepare and lends its unique flavor to a variety of different dishes.
Enjoy it as is, straight from the grill, hot, smoky, and refreshing. Or put it into a traditional fruit salad and drizzle it with a sweet honey lemon sauce for dessert.
Alternatively, you can enjoy grilled watermelon as part of a savory dish. Combine it with different cheeses, vinaigrettes, and salad ingredients for an elegant twist on the summer staple.
"The watermelon turned out wonderfully dense and almost meaty in texture, with a hint of savory smoke from the grill. It's a completely different experience from fresh watermelon. It would be great added to salads, such as panzanella or a Greek-style salad with feta." —Danielle Centoni
1 medium seedless watermelon
Sea salt, to taste
1/4 cup olive oil, more as needed
1/2 jalapeno, thinly sliced, for garnish
Mint leaves, for garnish
Lime wedges, for garnish
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
Slice the melon into 1 1/4-inch thick slices. Trim off and discard the rind.
Set a rack over a rimmed sheet tray. Put the wedges on the rack and sprinkle all over with salt. Let sit about 20 minutes.
Rinse off the salt and pat the wedges very dry.
Prepare a medium (350°F) gas or charcoal grill fire. Brush the wedges all over with the oil. Grill, undisturbed, until grill marks appear, about 3 minutes on each side (do not place on a too hot grill or the watermelon will simply scorch rather than heating through and taking on a smoked flavor).
Serve the grilled watermelon with the jalapeño slices, mint leaves, lime wedges, and a sprinkle of sea salt.