Every once in a while, I come across a recipe and wonder, why didn't I think of this?! Since most fruit tastes delicious on a Summer night with a couple of grill marks, watermelon, naturally, would be the same way. This light and refreshing grilled watermelon salad is an essential to the season.
Prep is easy and only requires a little olive oil brushed on the watermelon to ensure it doesn’t stick to the grill. Don't forget to let the melon cool before chopping it up for the salad. The dressing, a mixture of orange juice, lemon juice, and olive oil, adds a touch of tang and a hint of sweetness to the dish. You could also barbecue a few other fruits, like pineapple or peaches, and make a grilled fruit salad. Keep reading for the simple recipe.
From Fine Cooking Ingredients 1 small red or yellow watermelon (3 to 4 pounds), preferably seedless and not too ripe Directions Serves 4.
Grilled Watermelon Salad
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for brushing the melon
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about 2 limes) or 1 large lemon
Juice of 1 large navel orange
Pinch of sea or kosher salt, or more to taste
Pinch of cayenne pepper, or more to taste
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese (optional)
From Fine Cooking
1 small red or yellow watermelon (3 to 4 pounds), preferably seedless and not too ripe