watermelon recipe

Grilled Watermelon with Feta and Basil



Cook Time

20 mins

Total Time

20 mins

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


  • 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.