If you are looking for light and refreshing side dish to make at your next summer BBQ, make this Grilled Watermelon. It is loaded with flavor and easy to make.

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If you have tried our Grilled Pineapple Recipe, Grilled Apples, Grilled Bananas, Grilled Tomatoes or Grilled Peach Cobbler Recipe then you know how delicious grilled fruit is. Grilled Watermelon has a sweet and smoky flavor that takes Watermelon to the next level.

Serve this watermelon as delicious side dish or as an appetizer.

Why We Love This Recipe

I am always looking for light side dishes to serve while we are hanging by the pool. This grilled watermelon is always a crowd favorite because of the natural sweetness and savory flavor and the beautiful grill marks.

The honey lime glaze and the feta cheese toppings makes the watermelon even better. But we have even enjoyed the grilled watermelon straight from the grill with our grilled chicken.

Ingredients

Honey, Lime Juice, Feta Cheese, fresh cilantro, watermelon, lime zest

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Variations Ideas

  • Watermelon – Use any type of melon to make this recipe. We have even used a mini watermelon.
  • Toppings – Feel free to change the toppings when serving this grilled watermelon. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar, fresh arugula, fresh basil and fresh mint leaves.

How to Make Grilled Watermelon 

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

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

Watermelon sliced on a cutting board

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

Grilled watermelon cut into triangle pieces on a white platter

Step 4 – 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 form on the watermelon. Remove from the grill. 

Grilled Watermelon cut into triangle pieces topped with cilantro and feta cheese

Step 5 – Remove the watermelon from the grill and then serve topped with the fresh cilantro, lime juice and feta cheese. Enjoy!

Recipe Tips

  • Picking a Watermelon – Choose a watermelon that is heavy and uniform in size. We also like to choose one that has a large yellow as that usually means it has been on the vine longer.
  • Cooking Time – Cooking time will vary but watermelon does cook quickly. For best results, do not overcook the watermelon.
Grilled watermelon cut into triangle pieces topped with feta cheese and fresh cilantro on a platter

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.

The watermelon slices would be delicious served as a grilled watermelon salad or with a scoop of ice cream. We have even made with our Grilled Teriyaki Steak

Grilled watermelon cut into triangle pieces topped with feta cheese and fresh cilantro on a platter

Frequently Asked Questions

What does Grilled Watermelon Taste Like?

We think this watermelon is filled with a sweet and smokiness flavor after it is grilled. The soft texture makes it best served straight from the grill.

What if I have Leftover Grilled Watermelon?

We recommend grilling enough that will be eaten. It is best served warm and does not store well.

More Easy Grilled Side Dishes

If you make this Grilled Watermelon Recipe, please leave us a comment. We love to hear from you.

Grilled Watermelon

5 from 1 vote
If you are looking for light and refreshing side dish to make at your next summer BBQ, make this Grilled Watermelon. It is loaded with flavor and easy to make.
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. Kasey Harris says:

    5 stars
    The best light and refreshing side dish!