So I know what you’re thinking… “You want me to grill WHAT?”, but trust me… YOU want to! Grilled watermelon is one of the most magical tasting treats! It is savory, sweet, salty and basically just amazing.
I have been swimming in watermelon this summer, and it has been absolutely amazing! If you haven’t gotten your hands on a Krupski’s watermelon yet… stop what you’re doing right now and go to the stand. This years crop has been especially delicious! I have eaten my weight in it, and half of that i have eaten as a grilled watermelon salad. I hope you choose to try it, because it is sure to an instant classic.
Grilled Watermelon Salad
1 Medium watermelon
2 Tbs of basil
1 jalepeno (optional)
1/4 cup of feta (or more if desired)
salt and pepper
1: Preheat your grill to medium high heat
2: Slice watermelon in half, and then half again and then slice each quarter into triangular pieces
3: Brush a little olive oil on each slice of watermelon and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
4: Place the watermelon olive oil side down onto grill, and brush the other side with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook for about 4 minutes on each side (just until they start looking translucent), flipping once. (DON’T worry about the seeds. They will basically melt out of the watermelon, and the ones that don’t are easily removed after the melon is grilled.)
5: Take watermelon off the grill and let cool for a few minutes.
6: Chop cooked watermelon into 1 inch pieces. If there are any seeds left in the melon, take the point of a knife and gently scrape them away. They should easily shake off. Place 1 inch pieces in a large salad bowl.
7: Dice your jalepeno, making sure to remove the seeds first so that it is not overpowering.
8. Chiffonade the basil.
9: Add the basil and jalepeno to the watermelon.
10: Sprinkle the feta cheese on top.
11: Toss and enjoy!
I hope you give this refreshing salad a try! These flavors are so delicious together. This salty sweet treat is a healthy way to satisfy that craving your having, and a surefire way to impress some people at your next bbq.