Wide shot of a plate with two slices of grilled watermelon. Plate is garnished with basil leaves and a half a lemon.

Spicy Grilled Watermelon

Wide shot of a plate with two slices of grilled watermelon. Plate is garnished with basil leaves and a half a lemon.

Spicy Grilled Watermelon

Refreshing grilled watermelon brushed with honey and lime, and topped with a touch of cayenne and chili powder.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Desserts, Sides, Snacks
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 10 Servings
Calories 166 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 medium seedless watermelon
  • ¼ cup honey*
  • 4 limes, juiced
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon dark chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest, optional

Instructions
 

  • Spray grill racks with cooking spray, then preheat grill to high.
  • Cut watermelon into thick slices, about 1 ½- to 2-inches thick.
  • Whisk together honey, lime juice, cayenne pepper, chili powder, cumin, and salt in a small bowl.
  • Brush watermelon slices on both sides with honey spice mixture.
  • Place watermelon on grill and cook until grill marks develop, flipping once, about 2 minutes per side.
  • Remove from grill. Garnish with chopped mint and lime zest, if using. Serve immediately.

Notes

*Avoid giving honey to infants under 1 year of age.
Change it Up
  • Make with cantaloupe, honeydew melon, peaches, or plums.
  • Top with fresh grilled corn kernels, chopped bell peppers and red onion, and a squeeze of lime juice.
  • Use the honey spice mixture on vegetables, fish, or poultry.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1.5 wedgesCalories: 166kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSodium: 67mgFiber: 2g
Keyword 30 minutes or Less, BBQ, Fresh, Vegetarian
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