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
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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*


  • Turn your grill on to medium-high heat.
  • Brush each side of the watermelon pieces with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • With the grill lid open, grill each watermelon piece just long enough to warm and show some of those fancy grill marks.
  • Plate the watermelon and sprinkle with blue cheese, prosciutto strips and basil.
  • Drizzle with the balsamic glaze.
  • Serve immediately.


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Adapted from Southern Living, August 2012.



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