Summer Grilling Recipes: Grilled Watermelon & Tomatoes

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This summer grilling recipe is so easy, I’m not even sure we should really call it a recipe. Let’s just call it an assembly of some of the best things about this time of year. I had never grilled tomatoes or watermelon before, so it was definitely an experiment in seeing how they held up to the grill, but I think the happy results are proof enough. Happy weekend, everyone!

Grilled Watermelon and Heirloom Tomatoes with Mozzarella & Balsamic

1 watermelon, cut into 1-inch slices and then cut into circles or squares as you see fit
4 heirloom tomatoes, cut into hefty 1/2-inch slices
1 bunch basil
2 balls mozzarella, cut into 1/4-inch slices
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar — you can use syrup for extra pungency if you want

So like I said, this can barely be called a recipe: Heat grill to medium-high heat and brush generously with olive oil. Rest watermelon slices on the grill for about 4 minutes. Add tomato slices and grill both another 2 minutes or so. Flip and let sear for just about 2 minutes or so and then assemble with mozzarella and your fresh balsamic and basil. Grilling. Recipe. Done.

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Enjoy!

Stay tuned for next week’s grilling recipe or scope last week’s Asian-style grilled corn!

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Comments

  1. Looks delicious!
    Was this a rooftop preparation?

  2. Those tomatoes are gorgeous! Where are you finding them?

    • lizmcavoy says:

      I got them at Whole Foods — I wasn’t sure if they would have any this early in the season but they do and they’re delishhh!

  3. this sounds amazing! I will definitely be giving it a try

  4. That’s what we do, everything on the grill and see what works!

  5. Wow, what a beautiful collection of colors & flavors! I’m definitely going to have to give this recipe a try :)

    • lizmcavoy says:

      Do it do it! I was curious about whether the flavors would go well together, but the watermelon and tomatoes were surprisingly complementary!

  6. To Anne Mc: I vote for this recipe and Liz’s Asian corn at the beach next week ! :-)

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