grilled watermelon pizza
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Grilled Watermelon Pizza with Honey and Lime

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time1 hr 16 mins
Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: Healthy Food, Party Food
Servings: 20 people


  • 1 20-25 lb seedless watermelon
  • 2 cups cilantro leaves
  • 6 oz queso fresco
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • fresh lime wedges as garnish

Pickled Red Onions

  • 1 medium red onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt


  • About an hour before you're ready to grill the watermelon, combine the sliced red onion, white vinegar, lime juice, honey, and salt in a small glass bowl. Cover and refrigerate for an hour.
  • When you're ready to cook, preheat your grill to High (about 500 degrees F). Slice your watermelon into 1.5 inch rounds using a large, sharp knife.
  • Brush each side of the watermelon slice with the liquid from the pickled onions. Place the watermelon rounds on the grill and cook for 3-4 minutes per side, or until there are some light char marks on each side of the watermelon. You might need to work in a few batches at a time to get all of the watermelon grilled if your watermelon rounds are large and your grill grate is small.
  • Place each grilled watermelon round on a large cutting board, drizzle with some of the honey, then top with a few slices of the pickled red onion, some of the queso fresco and cilantro. Serve with a fresh lime wedge to squeeze over the top.
  • Serve while still warm.