Traeger Recipes: Grilled Watermelon Salad

Grilled Watermelon Salad in a bowlTry a new take on your favorite summer fruit with this Grilled Watermelon Salad! Watermelon is grilled over high heat then tossed with feta cheese, english cucumbers, red onion and a lime juice dressing.

PREP TIME: 5 minutes
COOK TIME: 15 minutes
SERVING: 4 people


1 small watermelon sliced
1/4 olive oil
2 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper
2 whole lime juice
1 teaspoon fish sauce
2 whole english cucumbers, cut into 1 inch cubes
1/2 whole red onion, sliced
8 ounce feta cheese
1 cup pea shoots


  1. When ready to cook, start your Traeger according to grill instructions. Turn temperature to 450 degrees F (set to 500 degrees F if using a WiFIRE-enabled grill) and preheat, lid closed, for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Drizzle watermelon slices with olive oil and season with salt.
  3. Place directly on the grill grate and cook 10 minutes or until grill marks develop. Remove from grill and place in the refrigerator to cool.
  4. For the dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice, fish sauce and salt and pepper to taste. While whisking, slowly drizzle in olive oil.
  5. When watermelon is cool, remove the skin and cut into 1-inch cubes.
  6. In a medium bowl, combine watermelon, cucumbers, red onion, feta and pea shoots. Pour in dressing and toss to coat.
  7. Adjust seasoning with additional salt and lime juice and serve. Enjoy!

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