This recipe is simply prepared, but it is essential to grill the watermelon. Gas or charcoal.
Begin by slicing the watermelon into one inch thick slabs. We made the mistake of making our pieces a bit too chunky and they cooked unevenly. Think thin, uniform. Drizzle with a bit of extra virgin olive oil and toss on the grill. Flip once after two or three minutes.
The aroma will surprise your senses. Make your mouth water.
Remove from the grill, arrange on small plates, and drizzle once more with e.v.o.o. Sprinkle with fresh ground pepper, torn basil leaves, and cotija cheese. Feta would double nicely.
grilled watermelon salad w/ cotija
4-6 1" slabs seeded watermelon
generous bunch basil leaves, torn
cotija or fresh farmers cheese
fresh ground black pepper