grilled watermelon slices


  • watermelon wedges
  • sugar
  • salt
  • olive oil


  1. Sprinkle about 1/4 teaspoon of sugar and a few shakes of salt evenly over each watermelon wedge. Let them sit while you pre-heat the grill.
  2. Oil the grill grates and preheat the grill over the highest possible heat. Close the grill while it preheats and wait for the grates to get very hot (about 15 to 20 minutes).
  3. Once the grill is extremely hot, place the watermelon slices on it. Let them cook for 1 minute, undisturbed, and then check to see how they’re doing. If they look like they are in danger of burning or becoming mushy, flip them after 1 minute. Otherwise, simply rotate them about 90 degrees to give them a cross-hatched look. Cook them for another minute after rotating and then flip them.
  4. Cook the other side in the same way. The watermelon should not be on the grill longer than 5 minutes total.
  5. Serve immediately with a little more salt.