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.