Cooking With Kyle: Grilled Watermelon and Pineapple



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This is an easy recipe which results in an outstanding salad or dessert.

Yes, watermelon can be grilled, and the grilling process makes it even sweeter!

For a salad, serve with fresh basil or mint, and a bit of crumbled goat cheese.

For dessert, serve with fresh mint, berries, honey-yougurt, ice cream or sorbet.


  • 1/4 C fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 C honey
  • 1 t salt
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Fresh watermelon slices, 1.5-2″ thick
  • Fresh pineapple wedges, 1″ thick


  • Preheat grill – reasonably high heat as for a meat.
  • Whisk together lime juice, salt, honey and optional cayenne.
  • Brush watermelon and pineapple with honey/lime mixture.
  • Place on grill for 2-3 minutes per side, until grill marks appear.
  • Remove from heat.
  • May be done in advance: pineapple will keep for 8 hours at room temperature, watermelon will hold for 6 hours, covered and refrigerated. May also be served immediately

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