Grilled Watermelon

Grilled Watermelon

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  • Serving: Makes 8 servings

Sweet, juicy watermelon is a quintessential all-American summer fruit that is usually eaten plain in all its luscious glory or with a simple sprinkle of salt. Watermelon is also an integral ingredient in many refreshing summer dishes and can add something special to your usual summer fare


  • 8 thick watermelon slices, with rind on
  • Salt, to taste
  • Extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Sprinkle watermelon slices with salt on both sides. Place flat in a strainer and let drain for about 1 hour.
  2. Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Rinse watermelon under water and pat dry well with paper towels.
  3. Brush watermelon with olive oil on both sides and place on grill. Let cook about 2 to 3 minutes per side or until grill marks are visible. Remove carefully from grill and re-season with salt.


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