Grilled Spicy Watermelon

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Transform watermelon from sweet to savory with this mouthwatering, 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.

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Side Dishes

Serves: 8 to 10
Cups of Fruits & Vegetables per Serving:
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1 tbsp lime zest

1/4 cup lime juice

1/4 cup honey, divided

2 tsp garlic chili sauce

Pinch salt

1 Medium-sized Watermelon

1 tbsp fresh chopped cilantro


Preheat grill to high. In bowl, whisk together, lime zest, juice, 3 tbsp (45 mL) of the honey, garlic chili sauce and salt.


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. Place watermelon slices on a plate and drizzle with lime dressing. Garnish with cilantro.


Tip: Garlic chili sauce makes a great marinade for ribs, chicken and shrimp.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories:    120
  • Carbohydrates:    31 g
  • Total Fat:    0 g
  • Cholesterol:    0 mg
  • Saturated Fat:   g
  • Dietary Fiber:    1 g
  • % of Calories from Fat:    %
  • Sodium:    45 mg
  • Protein:    2 g



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