Grilled Watermelon with Feta and Basil

Enjoy sweet watermelon with a kick of summer. This is an easy side or appetizer to serve up at your next summer soiree.

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Pair With: Pinot Grigio or Fumé Blanc
Recipe Courtesy of: Foley Family Wines Estate Chef, Alec Graham


1 personal-sized watermelon, about 3lbs
½ tsp Korean chili flakes, Aleppo chili flakes, or Berber chili flakeS
6 oz crumbled feta cheese
1 bunch basil
1 lemon, zested and juiced
Salt and pepper to taste
Olive oil


  1. Preheat grill on high. Slice watermelon in half lengthwise, then again to cut into quarters. Slice quarters into ¾ inch slices.

  2. Season watermelon with olive oil, salt, pepper, and chili flakes.

  3. Grill watermelon for about 3 minutes per side, until grill marks are achieved.

  4. To serve, top with crumbled feta, tear basil with hands into large pieces, and garnish.