If you haven’t been enjoying summer’s greatest gift to fresh produce (watermelon, obviously), then what are you waiting for? Get to the grocery store immediately, buy yourself a big melon, and get slicing. Better yet, toss a few of those triangles on a hot grill for a caramelized treat that rivals most candy.
Grilled watermelon may not be anything novel, but with veggies, meat, and corn-on-the-cob in the mix, we forget there is a world of possibilities with charred fruits. Chop grilled watermelon into a salad, mix it with something savory, or eat it straight from the rind. No matter what you do, you’re certainly in for one of the best summertime treats. (You’ll need to act quickly, though. We can already begin to smell the pumpkin spice.)
Cilantro-Lime Grilled Watermelon
The addition of cilantro and lime make watermelon an even more summer-y side dish. Get the recipe.
Hot-Sweet Grilled Watermelon
It’s sweet, spice, and everything nice when it comes to this perfectly balanced recipe of sugary watermelon, lemon, and chile powder heat. Bet you can’t just nosh on one. Get the recipe.
Grilled Watermelon, Feta, and Mint Salad
Nearly every grilled watermelon recipe on the web is paired with salty feta (because #obviously), but this mint-heavy option is both refreshing and beautiful. The red and green will gave you thinking it’s Christmas, but treats like this are exclusive to the warmer months. Get the recipe.
Grilled Watermelon Pizza with Honey and Lime
Ditch the Digiorno’s for a pie that isn’t necessarily filling, but a hell of a lot more hydrating. And don’t skimp on the queso fresco—it tastes equally as delicious with some crunchy grill marks. Get the recipe.
Grilled Watermelon and Avocado Salad
We all know that avocado makes anything taste better, so it’s no surprise that watermelon with avocado and red onion is a flavor and texture trifecta. Serve this on summer taco night and apologize to guacamole in advance. Get the recipe.
Grilled Watermelon Salad with Steak and Tomatoes
Since you’re going to be grilling the steak anyway, why not just chop them both up and serve together? Throw in some seasonal cherry tomatoes for a dish as beautiful as it is mouthwatering. Get the recipe.
Grilled Watermelon and Donut Peach Salad with Balsamic Reduction
Combining watermelon with an ever sweeter fruit can really enhance a summer side, especially if it’s all bound together with grated parmesan. Get the recipe
Looking for grilling help? Check out these five steps you should take before firing up.