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This Grilled Watermelon makes the perfect side dish for your summer BBQ. The ingredients are simple and takes minutes to prepare.

Grilled watermelon topped with cilantro, feta cheese and fresh lime
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There is nothing better than biting into a juicy Watermelon on a hot summer day. Grilling watermelon takes it to a whole new level. The amazing smoky flavor with the delicious toppings makes it our go-to summer side dish and the perfect 4th of July Desserts.

If you love this light and refreshing side dish, then you will love Easy Fruit Kabobs, Berry Fruit Salad Recipe and Watermelon Feta Salad.

Why We Love This Recipe

Grilled Watermelon has a distinct flavor of sweet, savory and a whole lot of juicy texture. If you are hosting a 4th of July event or a Memorial Day even, then complete your meal with this delicious side dish.

Add your favorite toppings and seasoning to create a memorable side that everyone will love.  

Ingredients 

Grilled Watermelon ingredients, honey, lime, feta cheese, salt, cilantro and watermelon
  • Medium Seedless Watermelon – Choose a watermelon that is about 2-3 pounds. Then cut into triangle shape to make them easy to eat.
  • Limes – Lime enhances the natural sweetness
  • Honey – You can also use maple syrup
  • Kosher Salt – Try flaky sea salt as well for that sweet and salty combo
  • Fresh Cilantro – Mint is also a great option
  • Crumbled Feta Cheese – Delicious sprinkle on top for amazing flavor.

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How to Make Grilled Watermelon 

  • Step 1 – Preheat a grill to high heat (approximately 450-500 degrees Fahrenheit). 
Combining lime juice, lime zest, honey and salt in a bowl

Step 2 – In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, lime zest, honey and salt.  Set aside. 

Watermelon cut into halves and then in a triangle shape

Step 3 – Cut the watermelon into 2 halves. Then cut each half into quarters and cut the watermelon into triangle pieces that are approximately 1-1 ½ inch thick with the rind on the watermelon still attached. 

Cut watermelon on a cutting board and then brushed with the lime mixture

Step 4 – Brush the lime mixture onto both sides of the watermelon triangles and place them directly on the grill on the grill grates. 

Grilled watermelon on a platter with a bowl of feta cheese and chopped cilantro

Step 5 – Cook for 2-3 minutes per side until you see grill marks on the watermelon and it’s slightly soft. Remove from the grill and then serve topped with the fresh cilantro and feta cheese. Enjoy!

Expert Tips

  • Cooking Methods – This grilled watermelon taste best on an outdoor grill such as a charcoal grill or gas grill. It gives the watermelon a slightly smoky flavor.
  • Picking a Watermelon – We recommend getting a mini watermelon that is heavy and uniformed in size. This makes the best size for serving.
  • Cooking Watermelon – Watch melon closely on the grill as it only take a few minutes to start seeing grill marks.
Grilled watermelon on a platter topped with feta cheese, cilantro and lime

Serving Suggestions

This is best served immediately off the grill while warm.  This recipe makes approximately 20 watermelon wedges and will serve roughly 6 people for a delicious appetizer or dessert.

Serve with all of your grilled recipes. Here are some of our favorites.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does Grilled Watermelon taste like?

Grilled watermelon has a sweet and smoky flavor. The flavor may change slightly based on the toppings you add. Get creative with what you add. You can even add red pepper for a kick of flavor.

How to Store Leftover Grilled Watermelon

Grilled watermelon is best served warm. So we recommend making what will be eaten.

Grilled watermelon on a platter topped with feta cheese, chopped cilantro and fresh lime

We love this Grilled Watermelon Recipe and we hope you try it. If you do make it, make sure to leave us a comment.

Grilled Watermelon

5 from 1 vote
This Grilled Watermelon makes the perfect side dish for your summer BBQ. The ingredients are simple and takes minutes to prepare.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 134

Ingredients

  • 1 Medium Seedless Watermelon 2 1/2-3 pounds
  • 2 Limes juiced and zested
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • Fresh Cilantro chopped for serving
  • Crumbled Feta Cheese for serving
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Instructions

  • Preheat a grill to high heat (approximately 450-500 degrees Fahrenheit).
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, lime zest, honey and salt.  Set aside.
  • Cut the watermelon into 2 halves. Then cut each half into quarters and cut the watermelon into triangle pieces that are approximately 1-1 ½ inch thick with the rind on the watermelon still attached.
  • Brush the lime mixture onto both sides of the watermelon triangles and place them directly on the grill on the grill grates.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes per side until you see grill marks on the watermelon and it’s slightly soft.
  • Remove from the grill.
  • Remove the watermelon from the grill and then serve topped with the fresh cilantro and feta cheese.
  • Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

This is best served immediately off the grill while warm.  This recipe makes approximately 20 watermelon wedges and will serve roughly 6 people for a delicious appetizer or dessert.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 134kcal, Carbohydrates 31g, Protein 2g, Fat 2g, Saturated Fat 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g, Monounsaturated Fat 0.4g, Cholesterol 6mg, Sodium 462mg, Potassium 288mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 26g, Vitamin A 1328IU, Vitamin C 25mg, Calcium 55mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. Casey says:

    5 stars
    I loved how quick and easy it was to make!