Watermelon on the Grill

How To Grill Watermelon

Makes 6 servings

What You Need
1 personal-sized watermelon (about 3 pounds)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon finely grated lime zest (from 1 medium lime)
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Lime wedges from zested lime, for serving


Prepare a grill: Heat an outdoor gas grill to high or prepare a charcoal grill for direct heat grilling.
Cut the watermelon: Trim the ends off the watermelon. Stand the watermelon on one cut end, cut in half, then cut each half in half again. Cut the quarters into 1/2-inch-thick slices.
Season the watermelon: Combine the sugar, lime zest, and red pepper flakes in a small bowl. Sprinkle the watermelon slices on both sides with the sugar mixture, then rub the sugar mixture in to create an even coating.
Grill the watermelon: Grill the watermelon until grill marks appear and the watermelon is warmed through, 2 to 3 minutes on each side.
Serve: Serve the grilled watermelon on its own with lime wedges, topped with feta cheese or Greek yogurt, or as dessert with a scoop of ice cream.

Grilled watermelon is best eaten immediately.

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