Grilling a Watermelon: a Real Insider Tip

The watermelon is an indispensable part of the summer buffet. Fruity, sweet, and wonderfully refreshing, it is a great ingredient for light salads, fine vegetable skewers, or just for snacking. But have you ever thought of grilling a watermelon? No? The time has come! Anyone who loves the unprocessed melon that is green on the outside with the red flesh will love the grilled version. The heat from the grate brings out the special aroma of the vegetables and opens up new taste horizons. The best thing to do is try it yourself! In the following article, you will find out how to grill watermelon and which combinations from the grill taste particularly delicious – including helpful tips. Have fun preparing and rediscovering these old friends!

Grilling a watermelon: Here’s how

Watermelon is quick and easy to grill. Simply cut the melon into slices about 2 centimeters thick and place them on the grill. If you like, you can put the melon pieces in an aluminum bowl and add some olive oil. Watermelon is best grilled together with feta or halloumi cheese, and ricotta dumplings are also perfect. Grilled watermelons are just as delicious as a refreshing ingredient on vegetable and meat skewers. For dessert, grilled watermelon tastes great with ice cream, fresh fruit, or drizzled with honey.

How to grill watermelon

Preparing a watermelon for the grill is not art. To grill watermelon, use a sharp knife to cut the vegetables into slices about 2 centimeters wide – and the fruity wedges are done! You can now place the pieces in an aluminum bowl and drizzle them with olive oil beforehand. However, skins are not absolutely necessary, you can also place the watermelons directly on the grill. Since the watermelon, as the name suggests, is 90 percent water, you don’t have to worry about the pieces burning. Nevertheless, it makes sense to be careful not to expose the melon to direct fire. Turn the melon regularly and grill each side for about 3 to 4 minutes. If you don’t have a grill at home, you can also fry the watermelon in a pan – this is just as tasty as the grilled version. Taste the watermelon wedges after grilling – if you develop the usual fruity and also slightly smoky notes, the warm pieces are ready for the plate! All that’s missing is a delicious recipe to complement the fine taste of the sweet melon – we’ll tell you below.

Grilled watermelon: what goes with it?

You’re probably asking yourself: Grilled watermelon is all well and good, but how do I combine it all so that it doesn’t just stick to one flavor note? In fact, there are many possible combinations that may not be obvious but are absolutely delicious. Watermelon with feta is known to many as a fine salad duo. But even on the grill, the two contradictory components result in a culinary symbiosis. All you need to do is add some feta to your aluminum bowl with melon or crumble it onto the grilled melon afterward. If you love fresh herbs, you can add some mint or fine basil to the whole thing. Of course, it doesn’t always have to be feta! You can also eat the grilled watermelon with goat cheese. If you are still missing something green, you can put a bit of rocket over the goat cheese and the original trio is ready. If that’s not hearty enough for you, you can create a skewer of melon, ham, and cheese and grill the ensemble. To do this, you should first cut the melon into small pieces and then alternately skewer the various components. It’s so easy to add variety to your (grill) plate. Whether vegetarian or with meat – the choice is yours!

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