Grilled and Chilled Florida Watermelon with Feta and Mint


  • 1 small watermelon (about 6 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup small mint leaves, hand-torn
  • 2 ounces feta cheese, crumbled into large chunks
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Slice watermelon into 1-inch slices.
  2. Heat a grill or grill pan over high heat until very hot.
  3. Two at a time, grill watermelon rounds about 2 to 3 minutes on each side until charred.
  4. Transfer watermelon to a cutting board and cut into wedges, discarding the rind.
  5. Place watermelon wedges in the refrigerator until chilled.
  6. Arrange wedges on a plate.
  7. Sprinkle with mint and feta. 
  8. Drizzle with oil and vinegar then sprinkle with salt and pepper.