Watermelon is the ultimate snack for a hot summer's day. You know how much we love a grilled fruit, so it comes as no surprise that we fired up the Traeger as soon as we cut open one of those pink melons. Give those juicy fellas a pinch of salt, a brush of honey and a squeeze of lime and they are over the top. These are a surprising and delicious twist to the usual summer barbecue staple and will without a doubt impress your friends with, of all things, a watermelon!
GRILLED HONEY-LIME WATERMELON
PREP TIME: 30 minutes
COOK TIME: 10 minutes
SERVES: 4 to 6
RECOMMENDED PELLETS: Cherry or Apple
8 slices seedless watermelon (or more)
2 tablespoons honey
1 lime, juiced
Lightly sprinkle the watermelon wedges on both sides with the salt.
Stand the watermelon wedges on their edges on a rack over a sink or pan and let them drain for half an hour.
Meanwhile, start the Traeger on Smoke with the lid open for 4 to 5 minutes, or until fire is established. Preheat grill to High for 10 to 15 minutes.
After the watermelon has drained, rinse each piece under cold running water. Place each piece between two folded paper towels and gently but firmly press to remove excess water.
Brush the watermelon lightly on both sides with the honey. Place the watermelon slices on the grill grate and Traeger them until grill marks have formed and the melon is slightly softened, about 5 minutes.
Remove from grill and sprinkle with sea salt and squeeze lime juice over the top.
Enjoy them while they're still warm!