Yes, really. You can totally grill watermelon. A quick sear on each side caramelizes the natural sugars in the watermelon and creates a completely unique flavour. Offset the sweetness with a bit of sea salt and you have yourself a refreshing dessert or an interesting canapé.

What you need:

  • 1/2 seedless watermelon cut into 1-inch wedges
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil or avocado oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse sea salt, plus more for garnish as needed
  • optional spices

What you gotta do:

Heat the grill to medium-high.
Brush both sides of the watermelon with oil and sprinkle lightly with salt.
Grill the watermelon slices about one minute/side or until slightly caramelized, flipping once.
Transfer to a serving dish, sprinkle with more sea salt. Add various spices to suit your taste. Try some of these combinations:
  • rosemary & feta
  • basil & bocconcini
  • guacamole & cilantro
  • honey & cardamom
  • vanilla ice cream 0r yogurt