Grilled Watermelon with Feta and Mint

One of the prime pleasures of summer is ripe, juicy watermelon. Watermelon is not only delicious but also very nutritious. As I wrote last summer, (Watermelon’s Great Health Benefits), this red fruit is filled with antioxidants, lycopene, vitamins, and minerals. As a matter of fact, ripe watermelon has more lycopene than tomatoes. It is low in sodium, calories and fat. What could be better than healthy food that has great taste?

Grilled watermelon with feta and mint

Many of us grill veggies and fruits to bring out flavor and add a new dimension to its taste. Because of the sugar in fruits, grilling creates a delicious caramel taste that mixes well with the smoky flavors from the grill. I found this recipe last year and it’s perfect for cookouts on hot summer days.

Grilled Watermelon With Feta & Mint

Use organic when available. Serves 4


Grilled Watermelon With Feta & Mint

Grilled watermelon is a juicy surprise, raw and crunchy on the inside, smoky and caramelized on the outside. Toss it with salty feta, tangy lime and bright mint and you have a perfect salad for picnic dinners.
Course Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword cookout, grilled, grilled watermelon
Servings 4


  • 8 slices seedless watermelon, cut approximately 3 inches long by 1 1/2 inch thick
  • 1 tsp fresh lime zest
  • 2 tsp fresh lime juice
  • 4 tsp crumbled feta cheese
  • small handful fresh mint leaves
  • salt
  • optional salad greens for 4 bowls


  • Heat a grill over medium-high heat and oil the grill rack
  • Pat the melon slices dry with a paper towel and place on grill
  • You don’t want to cook your watermelon, you simply grill on one side for 2 minutes
  • Transfer to a serving platter or individual bowls with greens (optional)
  • Sprinkle with lime zest and drizzle with lime juice
  • Sprinkle feta, mint and salt on top of the watermelon and serve

A tasty delight sure to please everyone.

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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

35 thoughts to “Grilled Watermelon with Feta and Mint”

  1. Hi Carol,
    I love love love watermelon but have never heard of grilled watermelon before. Now that sounds quite
    different and interesting……..thanks for sharing this recipe with us.
    I saw a lot of pretty flowers on your other posts that we also have here in the Orlando area………..
    I am a flower lover too.
    I left a comment for you on my blog if you are interested. Thanks for your visit….it was nice to hear
    from you.

    Happy 4th of July Weekend,
    Blessings, Nellie

  2. I often make watermelon, feta and olive salad in the summer and it is a huge crowd pleaser. I haven’t tried grilling the watermelon before though, so I will have to give that a go soon! Thanks for the idea.

  3. I have never heard of grilled water melon but it sounds good. Thanks for sharing and I hope you had a wonderful holiday.


    1. I don’t know – the recipe is from a restaurant on Miami Beach, and the supermarkets here also publish ideas for grilling watermelon.

  4. Hi Carol!
    Grilled watermelon? That looks out of this world! Plus I’m a watermelon nut… Definitely going to try that this summer! Thanks for sharing and linking up at DI & DI 🙂

  5. Carol, I love watermelon! It’s one of my favorite summer snacks. I have never had it grilled though and this recipe looks simply delish. I must give it a go. Thank you for sharing with us at #SimplifyWednesdays . I’d love to have you back next week!

  6. Carol I never thought about grilling watermelon but it looks great. Thank you for linking up to Thoughts of Home on Thursday. We really appreciate you! Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. What an interesting recipe! I may have to try this! Thank you for sharing with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth! 🙂

  8. Grilling Watermelon is something foreign to me. It does look nice though. Thanks for visiting & commenting on my blog. I’m a bit late getting around to replying & visiting my visitors blogs.

  9. What a great idea! I’ve never thought about grilling the watermelon – Delicious! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party. Have a fantastic week!

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