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Grilled Watermelon, Smoked Salt and charred jalapenos - BoulderLocavore.com

Grilled Watermelon with Smoked Salt and Jalapeno Rings

Grilled watermelon is a fun different summer treat. Grilling changes the flavor to be more like a vegetable than a sweet fruit!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword grilled fruit recipe, grilled watermelon
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 45 kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • Olive oil to coat the grill
  • Watermelon triangles
  • Jalapeno peppers
  • Alderwood Smoked Salt , fine grain


Preparing the Grill

  1. Heat the grill to medium-high (350 degrees).

  2. Using a grill brush, brush the grill clean removing any residue from prior grilling. 

  3. Fold a paper towel into quarters. Pour a bit of olive oil on the paper towel to fully dampen one side. Place the oil side on the grill and using a grill tool, push the oil-soaked paper towel along the grill to coat.

Grilling the Watermelon and Jalapenos

  1. Place the prepared jalapeno peppers on the grill and close the lid. Allow to cook 3 minutes on each side until blistered. Remove and allow to cool and slice into thin rings.
  2. If needed coat the grill again with the oil-soaked paper towel.
  3. Place the watermelon triangles on the grill and sprinkle a very small amount of smoked salt. NOTE: Only salt one side of the watermelon.

  4. Allow the watermelon to grill for 1 ½ to 2 minutes to form grill marks (may or may not be black charred); then turn and allow to grill 1 ½- 2 minutes on the opposite site.

  5. Remove from grill and serve with sliced jalapenos.

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Watermelon with Smoked Salt and Jalapeno Rings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 170mg5%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 865IU17%
Vitamin C 12.3mg15%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.