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Grilled Watermelon Salad |

Grilled Watermelon Salad

  • Author: by Deanna Segrave-Daly, RD
  • Yield: 4-6 servings. 1x


Grilled fruit goes beyond simple dessert – think grilled watermelon salad, grilled fruit cocktails, grilled grape kabobs and more in this recipe roundup.


  • 1 small seedless watermelon, sliced ½-inch thick into quarter triangles
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil for brushing
  • 1 lemon, juiced and zested
  • 4 fresh basil leaves, torn
  • 4 fresh mint leaves, torn
  • ½ cup Pecorino Romano or Parmesan cheese, grated finely (about 1 ounce)


  1. Preheat grill or grill pan (for about 5 minutes) over medium high heat until very hot.
  2. Brush watermelon slices with olive oil.
  3. Grill watermelon for about 2 -3 minutes per side, or until grill marks appear.
  4. Remove from grill, cool slightly. Cut off rind and chop into chunks.
  5. Add watermelon to serving bowl and toss with lemon juice, lemon zest, basil, mint and cheese.