No barbecue is complete without a giant juicy watermelon. While you might normally slice and serve watermelon chilled, the next time you fire up the grill, throw some of those wedges on!
I can sense the hesitation here, but stick with me: Cooking it this way enhances its sweetness and adds a touch of smoky flavor your guests will love. They’ll praise you for your boldness and tell tales of your culinary savvy. Trust us, you’ll be glad you did.
Don’t know how to grill watermelon? That’s ok. We’ve got a detailed how-to in this recipe.
Grilled Watermelon Wedges
The next time you fire up the BBQ throw some wedges on the grill! You'll be glad you did.
- ¼ medium watermelon rind washed, cut into 1¼-inch thick wedges
- 1 tsp sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
- 2 tsp olive oil
Place cookie (or baking) rack over baking pan. Season watermelon with salt. Place on prepared rack. Let watermelon drain for 30 minutes. Rinse and pat dry.
Preheat grill or broiler on high.
Lightly brush watermelon with oil.
Grill (or broil) for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until grill marks appear and watermelon softens slightly.
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