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Grilled Watermelon, Smoked Salt and charred jalapenos

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
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 45kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • Olive oil to coat the grill
  • Watermelon triangles about 1-inch thick
  • Jalapeno peppers
  • Alderwood Smoked Salt fine grain


Preparing the Grill

  • Heat the grill to medium-high (350 degrees).
  • Using a grill brush, brush the grill clean removing any residue from prior grilling. 
  • 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

  • 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.
  • If needed coat the grill again with the oil-soaked paper towel.
  • Place the watermelon triangles on the grill and sprinkle a very small amount of smoked salt. NOTE: Only salt one side of the watermelon.
  • 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.
  • Remove from grill and serve with sliced jalapenos.


Calories: 45kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 170mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 865IU | Vitamin C: 12.3mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.4mg