Grilled Watermelon

Grilled WatermelonDuring summertime there seem to be two staples in our household, watermelon and the grill. Wow! Who would have thought to combine the two. When Joel and I decided to have a “Backyard BBQ” themed Gr8 dinner, I thought this appetizer would be the perfect addition.Grilled Watermelon

When the watermelon is grilled the sugars concentrate for an extra-special treat. Combined with the saltiness of the prosciutto and the creaminess of the cheese makes this a wonderful new spin on some classic flavors!

Enjoy!Grilled Watermelon


Grilled Watermelon

Grilled Watermelon

Author Kyle


  • 3 1/2-inch thick watermelon rounds, quartered
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 4 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto, cut into thin strips
  • 4 ounces blue cheese, crumbled (or Feta cheese if you prefer a milder flavor)
  • Fresh basil leaves, sliced into thin strips
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic glaze, bottled and easily found at your local market with the balsamic vinegar or easy to make your own*


  1. Turn your grill on to medium-high heat.

  2. Brush each side of the watermelon pieces with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  3. With the grill lid open, grill each watermelon piece just long enough to warm and show some of those fancy grill marks.

  4. Plate the watermelon and sprinkle with blue cheese, prosciutto strips and basil.

  5. Drizzle with the balsamic glaze.

  6. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Gr8 Tips:

Adapted from Southern Living, August 2012.




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