Chile Lime Grilled Watermelon

by Kate on August 16, 2016

Chile Lime Grilled Watermelon -

In the summer, the last thing I want to do is turn on the oven. I love making desserts but with the temperatures pretty darn hot here in New Jersey, I’m all about a no bake dessert or an easy dessert recipe. That’s were this Chile Lime Grilled Watermelon.

Grilled desserts are the solution to everyone’s sweet tooth during a summer heatwave. I love making a Grilled Pizza with Fresh Ricotta & Strawberries. Sweetened ricotta with a touch of honey topped with sliced strawberry makes a pretty spectacular summer dessert. No oven required!

At our last barbecue, the grill was already fired up and ready to go after making some burgers. So why not make another grilled dessert? Slices of fresh fruit are perfect for grilling. Grilling the fruit adds a little smokiness to the fruit, caramelizes the sugary juices and takes it to a whole new level.

Chile Lime Grilled Watermelon -

I cut slices of watermelon and briefly seared them on the hot grill grates, flipped them and did the other side. Once grilled, a drizzle of lime juice was accented with a sprinkle of chile powder, lime zest and sea salt. Sweet, salty, spicy!

This Chile Lime Grilled Watermelon is a quick, easy dessert perfect for any occasion. You don’t have to stop at watermelon, either. The zesty combination of chile, salt, and lime is fantastic on other fruits like pineapple, cantaloupe, mango, papaya, and more!



Chile Lime Grilled Watermelon

Chile Lime Grilled Watermelon

Juicy grilled watermelon sprinkled with lime, sea salt and ground chile powder. A perfect easy summer dessert!


  • 2 tablespoon sea salt
  • 3 teaspoons ground chile pepper
  • Zest and juice of 2 limes
  • 1 watermelon, sliced and cut into large wedges


  1. Heat grill to high heat. Oil grates and sear watermelon on each side for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Arrange wedges on a serving plate and drizzle with lime juice.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together lime zest, chile pepper and sea salt. Sprinkle over watermelon and serve.

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