Grilled Watermelon is a refreshing summer dish! Chunks of watermelon are threaded onto skewers and coated in a lime and chipotle sauce before being grilled until slightly charred. The combination of sweet, spicy and smokey is so good! This recipes is Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian and SCD Legal. 

Grilled Watermelon

I absolutely love serving grilled fruit in a savoury way, its unexpected and grilling the fruit (no matter whether it’s a peach, nectarine, pineapple or fig) completely changes the flavour and texture. Watermelon is a slightly less common fruit to grill, but I was amazed at how well it works as it develops a slightly smoky flavour and the fruits sweetness seems to be enhanced. 

For this grilled watermelon recipe I coated the watermelon cubes in a simple lime, chipotle and honey marinade which makes the watermelon both smoky, spicy and sweet, a completely unexpected flavour combination that’s absolutely delicious. I’ve made this dish a few times, and concluded that a shorter cook time is better. Cooking the watermelon on a high heat ensures that its slightly charred without becoming mushy. 

Grilled Watermelon Skewers

Feel free to switch up the way you serve the watermelon. I really like putting the cubes on skewers, but alternatively you could slice the watermelon into wedges or alternatively grill the cubes individually and serve them with toothpicks as an appetizer. Don’t forget to sprinkle with salt right before serving, it really brings out the flavours!

Grilled Watermelon Skewers

Here are a few other grilled vegetable and fruit recipes that you might enjoy…

If you make this recipe let me know in the comment section below, I would love to hear what you think or take a photo and tag me (@everylastbite_) on Instagram, I love seeing your photos!

Grilled Lime & Chipotle Watermelon Skewers

Every Last Bite
Grilled watermelon is a refreshing summer dish. The chunks of watermelon are coated in a chipotle lime sauce before being grilled.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 11 minutes
Diets Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Paleo, Specific Carbohydrate Diet Legal, Vegan
Servings 6 skewers
Calories 243 kcal


  • 1 small seedless watermelon (or half a medium sized watermelon)
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 1 tsp chipotle chili flakes (or 1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder)
  • 1/2 tbsp honey (or maple syrup)
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp shredded mint
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt


  • Cut the rind off of the watermelon and then slice the watermelon into 2 inch sized cubes (you will need approx 25 cubes)
  • In a bowl whisk together the lime juice, lime zest, olive oil, chipotle flakes and honey.
  • Heat a grill to high heat. Thread the watermelon cubes onto 5-6 skewers. Place them on the grill and brush with the sauce. Cook the watermelon skewers on 1 side for just a minute until grill marks form and then remove them from the heat.
  • Brush the watermelon with any remaining sauce and sprinkle with the shredded mint and sprinkle with salt before serving.
Calories: 243kcalCarbohydrates: 59gProtein: 5gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 207mgPotassium: 855mgFiber: 3gSugar: 48gCalcium: 56mgIron: 2mg
Tried this recipe?Leave a comment below and let us know how it was!

Grilled Watermelon Skewers