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Grilled Watermelon Salad

Grilled Watermelon Salad


  • 1 small seedless watermelon, sliced into 1/2-inch thick quarter triangles
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil for brushing
  • 1 lemon, juiced and zested
  • 4 fresh basil leaves, torn
  • 4 fresh mint leaves, torn
  • 1/2 cup Pecorino Romano or Parmesan cheese, grated finely


  1. Pre-heat grill or grill pan (for about 5 minutes) over medium high heat until very hot.
  2. Brush watermelon slices with olive oil.
  3. Grill watermelon for about 2-3 minutes per side, or until grill marks appear.
  4. Remove from grill, cool slightly. Cut off rind and chop into chunks.
  5. Add watermelon to serving bowl and toss with lemon juice, lemon zest, basil, mint and cheese.


  • Recipe and photo by Deanna Segrave-Daly, R.D., of Teaspoon of Spice.

Nutrition Information

Per serving: 236 kcal cal., 6 g fat (2 g sat. fat), 112 mg sodium, 2 g fiber, 35 g sugar, 6 g pro.. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet


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