Grilled Watermelon with Feta and Balsamic Reduction

Summertime is the perfect time to break out the grill and cook up some refreshing and healthy dishes. This Grilled Watermelon with Feta and Balsamic Reduction is a delicious and easy recipe that is perfect for a summer cookout. Watermelon is grilled until it is slightly charred, then topped with crumbled feta cheese and a sweet and tangy balsamic reduction. This dish can be served as a side or a light main course.


-1 small seedless watermelon, cut into 1-inch thick slices
-1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
-1 tablespoon honey
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-1/4 teaspoon black pepper
-1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese


1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

2. Grill watermelon slices for 2-3 minutes per side, or until slightly charred.

3. In a small saucepan, combine balsamic vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, or until slightly thickened.

4. Top grilled watermelon with crumbled feta cheese and balsamic reduction. Serve immediately.

Potential changes & improvements

-Try grilling other fruits such as peaches, nectarines, or cantaloupe.
-For a more savory dish, omit the honey from the balsamic reduction.
-Add a sprinkle of chopped fresh herbs such as basil or mint.

What other food it works well with

-Serve grilled watermelon as a side dish alongside grilled chicken or fish.
-Pair with a green salad and some crusty bread for a light summer meal.

Common Mistakes

-Grilling for too long will result in watermelon that is too soft and mushy.
-Not preheating the grill will cause the watermelon to stick and not grill evenly.

Nutritional Information

-1 serving = 1 slice of watermelon with 1 tablespoon feta cheese and 1 tablespoon balsamic reduction

Calories: 107

Total Fat: 5 g

Saturated Fat: 2 g

Cholesterol: 10 mg

Total Carbohydrates: 17 g

Fiber: 1 g

Sugar: 15 g

Protein: 2 g


-Feta cheese

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