Balsamic Watermelon with Prosciutto
Balsamic Watermelon with Prosciutto

Balsamic Watermelon with Prosciutto

September 10, 2021
Balsamic Watermelon with Prosciutto
Balsamic Watermelon with Prosciutto

Try watermelon in a whole new way—grilled! Easy to make, this appetizer is sure to wow guests and leave them craving more.


  • 1 seedless watermelon
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 lb. thinly sliced prosciutto
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • Salt
  • Balsamic glaze
  • Fresh basil leaves


Step 1: Remove watermelon rind.
Step 2: Cut watermelon into large, 1-inch-thick slices for easier grilling. Place cut slices onto stacks of paper towels for 10–15 minutes to absorb excess moisture.
Step 3: Cut prosciutto into long, thin strips (20–25 total).
Step 4: Brush extra virgin olive oil on both sides of watermelon slices and lightly sprinkle with salt.
Step 5: Prepare grill for direct cooking over medium-high heat. Place watermelon slices on grill for 3–4 minutes. You can flip and grill both sides if desired. You should see significant grill marks when done.
Step 6: Cut slices of watermelon into triangles. One small watermelon should yield 20–25 pieces, depending on desired size of appetizers.
Step 7: Transfer watermelon to a serving platter. Roll or stack prosciutto on top of watermelon. Sprinkle feta cheese and drizzle balsamic glaze over all pieces. Garnish with basil leaves.
Step 8: Serve immediately.

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Liz Erickson Monson

Liz Erickson Monson - Senior Communications Manager

With expertise in communications and agriculture, Liz is on the Robinson Fresh marketing team as a senior communications manager. In her role, she is focused on media relations, social media and other external communication channels. She is also an editor for Freshspective. When Liz is not at work, she’s spending time outside with her husband and dog. 

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