Spicy Grilled Watermelon and Cucumber Salad

By Erika on May 31st, 2012 / / 1 Comment


What a different twist on summer watermelon! This spicy salad is a perfect addition to your BBQ this summer, it compliments any meat you are throwing on the grill and will be a sure hit at your next soiree’!

Spicy Grilled Watermelon and Cucumber Salad


  • 1/2 Small watermelon, seedless
  • 1 cup cucumbers, sliced and quartered
  • 2 tablespoons red onion chopped finely
  • 1/2 jalapeño, diced
  • 2-3 tablespoons roasted salted pepitas
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup queso fresco, broken up into small pieces
  • Small bunch microgreens
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat grill to high. Slice watermelon into 1 inch thick wheels. Grill 3 minutes per side, or until black grill marks appear. Cool slightly before cutting into cubes.
  2. Mix cubed watermelon, cucumbers, red onion, jalapeños, pepitas, and cilantro in a large bowl. Add salt and pepper and toss gently until well combined. Add crumbled queso fresco cheese and spoon onto micro greens. Serve.

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  • Jordy says:

    Looks amazing. I love grilled fruit of any kind but never tried watermelon.

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