The culinary world is always searching out new options for those who thrive on a plant-based diet. You’ve probably heard of coconut “bacon”, Portobello “burgers”, chickpea “meatballs”, beetroot “carpaccio”, and jackfruit “pulled pork”, but what about “steaks”? We’ve got the answer: grilled watermelon. The mild sweetness caramelizes perfectly on the grill as the fruit’s water evaporates, concentrating the flavour and producing a meatier yet tender texture.
Grilling watermelon combines the two best things about summer into one delicious dish, but if you’re not into outdoor cooking (or the weather isn’t cooperating), grab a skillet pan or an electric grill and stay indoors.
Try this simple grilled balsamic watermelon recipe
Grilling watermelon steaks is super easy and simple. You just need watermelon, good quality olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and fresh basil.Print
Super quick and easy. Because watermelon has a mild flavour, it should go well with just about any spices or seasoning. Just don’t expect it to actually taste like steak.
Have you tried grilled watermelon before? What type of seasoning did you opt for? Let us know!