Grilled Watermelon

Grilled Watermelon

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Turn up the heat on refreshing watermelon by throwing it on the grill. Grapeseed oil helps to carmelize the crisp melon and brings out the flavor of fresh fruit. With a sprinkle of zesty lime and chili powder, you will have one summertime dessert that your guests won’t soon forget.

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  • 1 personal-sized watermelon (about 3 pounds)
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 4 Tbsp Grapeseed Oil (spray oil for ease of use)
  • 1 Tbsp sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp finely grated lime zest (from 1 medium lime)
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • Lime wedges from zested lime, for serving


  1. Heat an outdoor gas grill to high or prepare a charcoal grill for direct heat grilling.
  2. 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.
  3. Combine the salt, lime zest, chili powder, and paprika in a small bowl.
  4. Sprinkle the watermelon slices on both sides with the salt mixture, then rub the salt mixture in to create an even coating.
  5. Spray the grill with Grapeseed Oil to prevent sticking. Grill the watermelon until grill marks appear and the watermelon is warmed through, 2 to 3 minutes on each side.
  6. 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.