Spicy Grilled Watermelon

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Spicy grilled watermelon is a perfect treat for a summer party – sweet, spicy, a touch smoky – this grilled fruit is a unique and refreshing treat! 

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Easy Spicy Grilled Watermelon

I love the combination of spicy and sweet in the summer.

There’s nothing better than delicious, crispy fresh watermelon- and pulling it on the grill just pulls out a rich, deeper sweetness- one that goes perfectly with a spicy, lime kick from fruit seasoning!

This is a perfect, easy, and quick side dish- and a great dessert- either on it’s own, or with a little creme fraiche drizzled on top. It’s always a huge crowd pleaser!

watermelon on the grill

These are sure to be a delicious, addictive treat at your parties this summer!

To make this you will need:

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • sea salt, to garnish
  • 1 watermelon, sliced into triangles
  • 3 tbsp Tajin clasico chile lime seasoning
  • Creme fraiche, optional
watermelon with grill marks and spices next to it

Use This Method

Preheat gas or charcoal grill to medium high.

Slice watermelon and sparingly sprinkle salt on top.

Make sure grill grates are clean of any leftover food residue. Generously oil grill grates with coconut oil (i like to add some to a rag and rub over the grill with it, taking extreme care to not burn hands.)

Add watermelon to grill and sprinkle seasoning on top. After 5 minutes, flip to other side, and sprinkle more seasoning.

When watermelon has slight char marks and has turned a darker reddish pink, remove and serve immediately.

watermelon with grill marks and spices next to it

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Spicy Grilled Watermelon

Spicy grilled watermelon is a perfect treat for a summer party – sweet, spicy, a touch smoky – this grilled fruit is a unique and refreshing treat!
Course Fruit
Cuisine American
Keyword cilantro, fruit recipes, grilled fruit, lime, melon, spicy fruit, summer fruit
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 20 pieces
Calories 27kcal
Author Courtney O’Dell

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • sea salt to garnish
  • 1 watermelon sliced into triangles
  • 3 tbsp Tajin clasico chile lime seasoning
  • Creme fraiche optional

Instructions

  • Preheat gas or charcoal grill to medium high.
  • Slice watermelon and sparingly sprinkle salt on top.
  • Make sure grill grates are clean of any leftover food residue.
  • Generously oil grill grates with coconut oil (i like to add some to a rag and rub over the grill with it, taking extreme care to not burn hands.)
  • Add watermelon to grill and sprinkle fruit seasoning on top.
  • After 5 minutes, flip to other side, and sprinkle more fruit seasoning.
  • When watermelon has slight char marks and has turned a darker reddish pink, remove and serve immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 27kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 386mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g

About Courtney

Courtney loves to share great wine, good food, and loves to explore far flung places- all while masting an everyday elegant and easy style at lifestyle blog Sweet C’s Designs. Sweet C's devoted to finding the best food and drinks you'll want to make or find, around the world!

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3 Comments

  1. Dawn Bridges says:

    It looks really strange. I can’t imagine what it will taste like when the sweet watermelon is grilled and seasoned with spicy spices. Maybe I’ll try this one day. Hope it’s delicious.
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    1. Katherine says:

      You only lightly grill the watermelon to give it a smoky bite and the heat goes very well with refreshing watermelon; hope you do give it a try!