honey-glazed grilled watermelon

November 1st, 2019

So, it’s summer here — serious, full on summer with long hot days, light till 8 o’clock, and wearing shorts is practically mandatory on the weekends.  And I LOVE it. 

I love it so much that I’ve created this recipe for you would-be barbeque-ers out there!  I did these in a grill pan in our kitchen, but I cannot WAIT until we’re living in a house with a a real outdoors grill!  It’s no fun setting off the smoke detectors every time I try this. 

Coco hides under the bed when I get the grill pan out.  (Smart dog.)

You could easily serve this as a light appetizer or mix it into a salad, but these would also make an excellent healthy dessert!  There’s nothing better than fresh summer watermelon, is there?

honey-glazed grilled watermelon

8 slices seedless watermelon
2 tablespoons honey
Sea salt
Fresh ground pepper


Lightly sprinkle the watermelon wedges on both sides with the salt. Stand the watermelon wedges on their edges on a rack over a sink or pan and let them drain for half an hour.

Preheat the grill to high.  After the watermelon has drained, rinse each piece under cold running water. Place each piece between two folded paper towels and gently but firmly press to remove excess water.

Brush the watermelon lightly on both sides with the honey. Grill over high heat until grill marks have formed and the melon is slightly softened, about 5 minutes.  Remove from grill and sprinkle with sea salt and a little fresh ground pepper.

Tags: appetizers · desserts · food

17 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Pili // Apr 18, 2012 at 6:12 am

    Summer is still a few days or maybe even weeks away over here at the rate the weather is going, but I’m gonna save this recipe for when we finally start the BBQ’s!

  • 2 Closet Fashionista // Apr 18, 2012 at 6:23 am

    Wowza!! Those look delicious! I’ll have to try that! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • 3 Marissa N // Apr 18, 2012 at 7:28 am

    So creative, but so do-able!

  • 4 Nina // Apr 18, 2012 at 8:50 am

    This looks delish – what a great idea!

  • 5 Sarah // Apr 18, 2012 at 11:27 am

    This looks fantastic – I bet this would would great to do with pineapple too!

  • 6 foodfashionandflow // Apr 18, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    This looks insanely delicious! So perfect for this time of year

  • 7 Miss Betty Boop // Apr 19, 2012 at 2:50 am

    this looks so good… I will definitely try it ๐Ÿ˜€

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  • 8 Joanna // Apr 19, 2012 at 5:49 am

    Looks yummy! I’m going to try this one day ๐Ÿ™‚

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