How to Make a Watermelon ‘Grill’ With Fruit Kebabs for Your Next Cookout

Your next summer barbecue get-together deserves a centerpiece, and we’ve got just the thing: a watermelon grill.

You read that right — a grill made from a watermelon, with legs made of celery. It’s genius, right? The second you throw some fruit kabobs on it, your friends won’t be able to resist snapping a few pics of the creation.

Even better, this quirky edible centerpiece is actually very easy to make. Just follow the steps below!

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DIY watermelon grill centerpiece

Ingredients & supplies:

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

Directions:

1. Cut holes in the watermelon for grill legs

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Make 3 holes slightly smaller than the size of your celery stalk in the bottom of the watermelon.

2. Slice & hollow the watermelon

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

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

3. Create the grill grate

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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.

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4. Add charcoal

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Remove 1 of the skewers, and place blackberries in the bottom of the watermelon for the “charcoal.” Replace the skewer when done.

Next: Trim the skewer ends for the grill grate

A version of this article was originally published in July 2013.

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