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Grilling watermelon brings out its natural sweetness that's complemented by adding some simple sweet or savory toppings. Try this easy grilled watermelon recipe for a fun and festive summer appetizer or dessert.

Julia Levy
EatingWell.com, March 2021

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Credit: Victor Protasio

Recipe Summary

active:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
10
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat a gas or charcoal grill to high (450°F to 500°F).

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  • Trim and discard 1/2 inch from each end of watermelon. Stand the watermelon up on 1 cut end; cut lengthwise into quarters. Cut each quarter into 1-inch slices. Sprinkle the slices evenly on both sides with sugar and salt.

  • Oil the grill grates (oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack; do not use cooking spray on a hot grill). Place the watermelon slices on the oiled grates; grill, uncovered, until grill marks appear, about 3 minutes per side. Top the grilled watermelon evenly with 1 of the suggested topping combos, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

43 calories; sodium 119mg; carbohydrates 11g; protein 1g; sugars 10g; vitamin a iu 537IU.
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