Grilled Watermelon with Feta, Jalapeños and Honey

Grilled watermelon

Recipe courtesy of Jim Warner, director of nutrition services and executive chef at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Check out a video of this recipe here.

Grilled Watermelon with Feta, Jalapeños and Honey

  • Serves: 6
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  • 8 1-inch-thick slices watermelon, small wedges
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 jalapeño, chopped (for no spice, take out seeds, for spice, keep all seeds in)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 2 oz. crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 medium lime


  1. Preheat a grill to medium-high heat. Brush watermelon with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place watermelon on grill and cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side, until it's warmed enough throughout to establish grill lines. Arrange on a platter.
  2. Sprinkle jalapeño, cilantro and feta over watermelon. Drizzle with honey and squeeze lime half over.