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Recipe from our chefs: Grilled watermelon with feta, jalapeños and honey

Grilled watermelon can be a simple, fresh recipe for your summer cookout. Top with feta, jalapeños and honey, and you’ve got a sweet and salty combo with some zing.

The chefs of Nutrition Services at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center whipped up a simple, fresh recipe for your summer cookout: grilled watermelon with feta, jalapeños and honey. It’s got that sweet and salty combo with some (optional) zing.

Watch the step-by-step video on how to make this tasty summer side from our chefs, or read on for the full recipe details.

Recipe ingredients:

  • 2 1" thick rounds from a watermelon
  • ½ tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 1 jalapeño, chopped
  • 3 tbs fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 oz crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tsp honey

Recipe steps:

  1. Cut watermelon rounds into eight slices. Brush each round of watermelon with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. Brush each round of watermelon with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Place watermelon slices on a medium-hot grill. Grill for 3-4 minutes on each side.
  4. Arrange grilled slices on a plate. Garnish each slice with chopped jalapeño, cilantro and crumbled feta cheese.
  5. Drizzle honey over the slices and finish with a squeeze of lime juice.

Nutrition Services at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center offers nutrition counseling, classes and more for patients and the community

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