Grilled Jicama, Watermelon and Avocado Salad With Cotija Cheese

Did you know watermelon is a perfect grilling vegetable? It’s true! Some might say it’s also a great grilling fruit—though we’ll let others sort that one out.

No matter what you call these melons, once grilled, their caramelly-savory side emerges in a new texture. Not to mention those intriguing black stripes. This recipe brings extra flavor dimensions for a not-too-sweet watermelon salad. Even the grilled jicama shows up smoky. Add cilantro and cotija cheese, and you have some of summer’s freshest finds in one spot.

 

15min
Prep time
6min
Cook time
6
Servings

Grilled Jicama, Watermelon and Avocado Salad With Cotija Cheese

Did you know watermelon is a perfect grilling vegetable? It’s true! Some might say it’s also a great grilling fruit—though we’ll let others sort that one out.

No matter what you call these melons, once grilled, their caramelly-savory side emerges in a new texture. Not to mention those intriguing black stripes. This recipe brings extra flavor dimensions for a not-too-sweet watermelon salad. Even the grilled jicama shows up smoky. Add cilantro and cotija cheese, and you have some of summer’s freshest finds in one spot.

 

Did you know watermelon is a perfect grilling vegetable? It’s true! Some might say it’s also a great grilling fruit—though we’ll let others sort that one out.

No matter what you call these melons, once grilled, their caramelly-savory side emerges in a new texture. Not to mention those intriguing black stripes. This recipe brings extra flavor dimensions for a not-too-sweet watermelon salad. Even the grilled jicama shows up smoky. Add cilantro and cotija cheese, and you have some of summer’s freshest finds in one spot.

 

15min
Prep time
6min
Cook time
6
Servings

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Preheat a gas grill to 450 degrees.
  2. Spray watermelon and jicama lightly on both sides with olive oil spray. Transfer fruit to hot grill, in a grill basket if desired, and cook for 3 minutes, until char marks form on the flesh. Flip fruit to second side and grill for 3 minutes more.
  3. Meanwhile, combine lime juice, chili powder and salt in a large bowl. Add grilled fruit, jalapeño slices and cotija cheese and toss until well combined.
  4. Begin arranging fruit mixture on a large serving platter, layering in avocado slices throughout. Garnish with chopped cilantro and an extra squeeze of lime juice. Season with additional kosher salt to taste.

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