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
- 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.