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Chile-Lime Grilled Watermelon Recipe

Chile-Lime Grilled Watermelon Recipe

Chile-Lime Grilled Watermelon will be the hit of you summer BBQ! Sweet, subtly spicy and super refreshing, it's the perfect side dish to all sorts of grilled foods.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword fruits to grill, good for summer bbq
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 105 kcal
Author Valentina K. Wein


  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili paste
  • zest of ½ of a lime
  • juice of ½ of a lime
  • pinch of salt
  • 8 small triangular wedges of seedless watermelon, about ½-inch thick


  1. In a small bowl, combine the oil, chili paste, lime zest and juice, and a pinch of salt.

  2. Place the watermelon slices in one layer on a baking sheet.
  3. Preheat a stove-top or outdoor grill.
  4. Use a whisk to make sure the chile-lime mixture is well blended, and then drizzle about half of it over the watermelon. Flip the slices over, and drizzle the rest on the other side.
  5. Once the grill is very hot, add the watermelon slices, being sure there is at least an inch or so between them. (If you don't hear a sizzling sound when the fruit hits the grill, it's not hot enough. Wait for the sizzle!)
  6. Grill just long enough to mark the watermelon, 1 to 2 minutes. Flip them over, and only grill the other side for about 30 seconds. (We want the watermelon to keep it's crunch.)
  7. Serve!