Grilled Watermelon: Fruit May Be Taking Over the Grill (Sorry, Meat) by Donna John

Grilling Fruit
10 months ago
Grilled Watermelon: Fruit May Be Taking Over the Grill (Sorry, Meat)

A salad of greens, grilled watermelon, Cotija cheese and pepitas at a Mexican restaurant was my introduction to grilling this fruit. The heat brings out the watermelon's flavor and takes it to the next level. It's great on its own as a snack, but try it in your next salad, with grilled chicken or shrimp or made into a watermelon salsa. Be sure to leave the rind on while grilling to help keep the watermelon from falling apart of mashing it with your tongs. 

You’ll need:

  • watermelon slices (rind still intact)
  • salt (optional)

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Heat your outdoor grill to high heat.
  2. Put the watermelon slices on the grill. Season with salt, if using.
  3. Cook for about 2-3 minutes or until the watermelon has grill marks.
  4. Turn the watermelon over and continue to cook 1-2 more minutes. Serve. 

Note: Don't have an outdoor grill? Cook inside on a grill pan preheated to high for 2-3 minutes per side. 

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