SECTIONS
What would you like to know?
Share this Story
/

Fruit kabobs on a watermelon grill are nothing short of amazing

Sandra Denneler is a SheKnows Expert who's been making and doing her entire life. Growing up, her favorite book was the 1973 World Book Encyclopedia's Childcraft Volume 11, Make and Do. An art director at Wichita State University, Sandra...

Every summer barbecue needs this clever watermelon centerpiece

Looking for a creative summer barbecue idea that involves minimal effort on your part? We thought so. While grilled watermelon has become a popular barbecue party trick, we can bet that almost none of your friends have seen a watermelon grill before.

A watermelon grill is as cute — and as easy — as it sounds. Throw a few fruit kebabs on the watermelon "barbie," and you have yourself a quirky edible centerpiece that guests will go crazy for:

Every summer barbecue needs this clever watermelon centerpiece
Image: Sandra Denneler/SheKnows

DIY watermelon grill centerpiece

Ingredients and supplies:

  • 1 round watermelon
  • 3 celery stalks (soak in cold water in the refrigerator overnight to stiffen)
  • Blackberries (for the "charcoal")
  • Assorted fruits for kabobs
  • Small cucumber or zucchini
  • Wooden skewers
  • Toothpicks

Directions:

1. Cut holes in watermelon for grill legs

Make three holes, slightly smaller than the size of your celery stalk, in the bottom of the watermelon.

Every summer barbecue needs this clever watermelon centerpiece
Image: Sandra Denneler/SheKnows

More: Watermelon & jalapeño margaritas

2. Slice and hollow watermelon

Slice the watermelon. The bottom piece should be slightly larger than the top piece.

Every summer barbecue needs this clever watermelon centerpiece
Image: Sandra Denneler/SheKnows

Using a melon baller, hollow out the watermelon bowls. Save the melon balls for the fruit skewers.

Every summer barbecue needs this clever watermelon centerpiece
Image: Sandra Denneler/SheKnows

3. Create the grill grate

Insert wooden skewers into the top edge of the larger watermelon bowl, pushing them through the other side until they're flush with the rind.

Every summer barbecue needs this clever watermelon centerpiece
Image: Sandra Denneler/SheKnows

More: Watermelon shrimp ceviche

4. Add charcoal

Remove one of the skewers and place blackberries in the bottom of the watermelon for the "charcoal." Replace the skewer when done.

Every summer barbecue needs this clever watermelon centerpiece
Image: Sandra Denneler/SheKnows

Next Up: Trim skewer ends for grill grate

1 of 2
Comments
Hot
New in Food & Recipes
Close

And you'll see personalized content just for you whenever you click the My Feed .

SheKnows is making some changes!