I don’t know about you guys, but at my house the ONE fruit I can consistently count on buying each and every week during the summer is watermelon. My family can’t get enough of it. It really is a summer staple not only in the kitchen, but in cute home décor, as well. Who can resist that juicy, refreshing combination of flavors on a hot summer day!? BUT, I bet you have never considered kicking things up a notch and GRILLING your watermelon, have you!? Want to know how to grill watermelon?! It’s so easy and I’ll show you today how to take your watermelon and turn it into a delicious grilled watermelon dessert for your family and friends!
I start by slicing up my watermelon into chunks like below. You don’t want your grilled watermelon pieces too small and you want them to be easy to pickup and place on the grill. You can also slice the watermelon long ways to create little watermelon pizzas if you prefer. This would be a fun way to create a sweet and savory dessert for an appetizer or post dinner snack. Next, you just place the watermelon straight onto the grill and let them start cooking. We like to use a charcoal grill for our watermelon because it gives it more flavor, but you can use any type of grill to grill watermelon.
The nice thing about grilled watermelon is that you can do it so many different ways! Add a little honey and lime to make it sweet, add some kick to make it a spicy grilled watermelon! Did you know that grilled watermelon with feta on it is a real thing and is SO amazing?! You could even do grilled watermelon skewers or grilled watermelon with balsamic vinegar drizzled over top! The possibilities are endless.
You should let the watermelon cook on the grill about 10-15 minutes, watching it for those grill marks of perfection!! The grill marks add flavor to the watermelon, so don’t shy away from that part. Then pull it off and top it any way that you like! So easy I bet you didn’t even realize it.
A drizzle of honey, some lime and cilantro are always popular! There are so many different options. So what’s the final grilled watermelon review from my family? Delicious!!