top of page

Grilled Watermelon Salad

['1 large fresh basil sprig', '1/3 cup plus 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil plus more for brushing', '3 1/2"-thick slices seedless watermelon, rind removed, each cut into 6 wedges for a total of 18 wedges', '1/4 cup fresh lime juice', '1 tablespoon honey', 'Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper', '3/4 pound pea sprouts or watercress (tough stems removed; about 12 cups)', '36 slices Pickled Radishes , cut into eighths', '1/2 cup (4 ounces) queso fresco, crumbled', '1/4 cup (1 ounce) shelled pumpkin seeds (pepitas), toasted', 'Ingredient Info:Queso fresco', 'also known as queso blanco', 'is sold at better supermarkets and at Latin markets. If unavailable', 'mild feta can be substituted.']

Heat basil and 1/3 cup oil in a small skillet over medium heat until basil begins to bubble. Simmer for 3 minutes. Remove pan from heat. Let cool for 1 hour. Discard basil; set aside basil oil.
Build a medium fire in a charcoal grill, or heat a gas grill to medium. Brush grill rack with oil. Grill watermelon until lightly charred, about 2 minutes per side. Set aside.
Whisk remaining 1/2 cup oil, lime juice, and honey in a large bowl to blend. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add pea sprouts and toss to coat.
Place 3 pieces of grilled watermelon on each plate. Top with pea sprouts and drizzle basil oil over. Garnish with Pickled Radishes, queso fresco, and pumpkin seeds.

Attribution for Recipes (CC BY-SA 3.0):


The recipes displayed in this app have been crated using content available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) license. The recipes are based on the following dataset:

[Food Ingredients and Recipes Dataset with Images]

[Dataset URL] 

License: CC BY-SA 3.0

We  would like to express our gratitude to the content creators who contributed to the dataset and shared their work under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license, allowing us to showcase and share these recipes with you.

bottom of page