Two things make this grilled watermelon amazing. High heat draws out moisture and intensifies watermelon's sweetness, and the rub creates additional caramelization for even deeper flavor notes.

Source: Midwest Living

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Credit: Brie Passano

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hands-on:
15 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a small bowl, whisk together sugar, lemon zest, cayenne pepper and salt. Pat watermelon wedges dry with paper towels; rub both sides with sugar mixture.

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  • Grill wedges, covered, over high heat until bottom is caramelized and grill marks appear, about 3 minutes. Flip and grill 3 minutes more.

  • Arrange baby arugula on a platter (or divide among four plates). Top with grilled watermelon, blue cheese and hazelnuts. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Season with salt and black pepper.

Nutrition Facts

187 calories; fat 10g; cholesterol 8mg; saturated fat 3g; carbohydrates 23g; mono fat 6g; poly fat 1g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 19g; protein 5g; vitamin a 1607.2IU; vitamin c 18.7mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.5mg; vitamin b6 0.1mg; folate 15mcg; vitamin b12 0.1mcg; sodium 275mg; potassium 281mg; calcium 108mg; iron 1mg.
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