This Grilled Watermelon Salad is the best grilled watermelon recipe! You’ve never experienced a fruit like watermelon on the grill!
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Watermelon is the quintessential food signaling summer’s long awaited arrival. You can find it at nearly every barbecue, every summer get together, and every kid’s summer lunch. It is well-beloved by all. In fact, I can’t think of a better way to enjoy it than sliced up and straight-from-the-fridge cold. But I wanted to go the opposite way and find a new way to enjoy it. What could be more opposite than grilling it? You can grill peaches and mangos, pineapple and tomatoes, why not watermelon?
It may sound strange, but this is an entirely new way to enjoy summer’s fruity bounty. I drizzled this with honey, then threw it on the grill (along with some limes), cubed it up and tossed it with crumbled goat cheese. A sprinkle of mint and a squeeze from the grilled limes, and you’ve got yourself a new, easy, and fast summer salad that everyone is sure to love.
Tools needed to make this watermelon on grill:
- You will obviously need a grill for this recipe.
- It might also help to have a lime squeezer to make sure you’re getting all of the juice out of your limes.
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Grilled Watermelon Salad
- 4-5 1 " watermelon slices.
- 1/4 c honey
- 2 limes halved
- 4 oz goat cheese crumbled
- 3 T chopped mint
- Preheat a grill on high heat.
- Drizzle the watermelon slices on one side with the honey. Add them to the grill, honey side down, along with the limes.
- Grill for 5-8 minutes, until grill lines appear and there is caramelization on the watermelon.
- Remove from the grill and cut into 1" cubes. Add to a large bowl along with the goat cheese and gently toss together. Divide between salad plates.
- Squeeze the grilled limes over each portion and sprinkle with the mint. Serve.
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