Grilled Spicy Watermelon

Transform watermelon from sweet to savoury with this mouth watering Thai-inspired sauce. Watermelon wedges are grilled until caramelized, drizzled with garlic chili sauce and garnished with cilantro. Serve as a side dish along with ribs, chicken or shrimp.

Grilled Spicy Watermelon

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon lime zest
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons garlic chili sauce
  • pinch salt
  • 1 watermelon, medium size
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped cilantro

Instructions

  1. Heat grill to high.
  2. In bowl, whisk together lime zest, juice, 3 tablespoons (45 mL) of the honey, garlic chili sauce and salt.
  3. Cut watermelon into 1-inch (2.5 cm) thick wedges. Lightly drizzle each side with remaining honey and place on grill. Grill until just browned, about 2 minutes per side.
  4. Place watermelon slices on a plate and drizzle with lime dressing. Garnish with cilantro.

Yield: 8-10 servings

Recipe and photo used with permission from: Watermelon Promotion Board

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