Mmmm lets talk about this recipe for a second. Summer is still here (although I keep thinking the days outside of my windows should be feeling like fall) and this weekend just so happens to be Labor Day which means…? Cookouts, pool and back to school! The Farmers Market is also open so why not why make recipes with FRESH LOCAL PRODUCE? Enter the grilled watermelon. I was really surprised by this recipe because the first time I ever ate grilled watermelon it really didn’t do it for me. It was mushy and warm…. EWWW. I wanted to tackle this concept and see if I could come up with something that would make me happy. I found that if you cut larger chunks and only cook the watermelon for about 2 minutes per side, you get the right amount of juiciness, grill flavor and warmth. This recipe is savory and sweet all at once. The watermelon in the recipe comes from the Farmers Market and the mint from my yard 🙂 Hope you enjoy this as much as we did!
On another related note, I will be attending a Labor Day party on Sunday, what will you be doing? 🙂 Please feel free to share your plans in the comments section below! <3
- 2 wedges watermelon
- 2 tbsp mint Chopped
- Salt To taste
- Olive Oil To taste
- Preheat your grill to high for about ten minutes. Meanwhile wash and slice up the watermelon into wedges that are at least one and a half inches thick (see photo. The thicker the wedge the juicier it will be). One watermelon wedge is generally one portion but you can have two wedges if you are really hungry 🙂 Also wash and chop the mint and set aside - each wedge uses about 1 tbsp of chopped mint.
- Once the grill has been pre-heated turn it down to medium low heat. Place the desired number of wedges on the grill. Cook for about two minutes and flip and cook for another two minutes. Immediately remove off of the grill and place on a heat resistant tray.
- Drizzle the grilled watermelon with about one tbsp of olive oil per wedge. Add a small pinch of salt and sprinkle the mint on the watermelon.
- Serve with your favorite cookout meal 🙂