Grilled Watermelon & Goat Cheese Bites

Chad Montano

by | Updated: August 10th, 2022

Make sweet summer memories with this relaxed yet sophisticated appetizer. First, you’ll briefly grill watermelon to coax out depths of flavor and texture. Then dollop on a whipped goat cheese blend for creamy counterpoint and top with basil and chopped nuts. This surprising appetizer is so easy to make that you really can’t not give it a go in your own backyard. Mingle sweet with savory and light with rich for a scrumptious summer treat.

Grilled Watermelon & Goat Cheese With Basil & Nuts on Serving Plate

Grilled Watermelon & Goat Cheese With Basil & Nuts on Serving Plate
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Grilled Watermelon & Goat Cheese Bites

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 10 People
Calories 215 kcal
Author Chad Montano


  • 1 watermelon cut into 2-inch round slices
  • 8 oz. goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Sea salt
  • Chopped nuts such as honey-roasted almonds


  1. Preheat grill to 450-500 degrees F.
  2. In large mixing bowl combine goat cheese, cream cheese and lemon juice. Use hand mixer to whip together.
  3. Arrange watermelon on grill grates. Sear about 30-45 seconds per side. Remove from grill and let cool.
  4. Cut watermelon into 2-inch squares. Top with dollop of whipped cheese mixture. Arrange basil and nuts on cheese. Finish with sprinkle of salt.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Grilled Watermelon & Goat Cheese Bites
Amount Per Serving
Calories 215 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 106mg4%
Potassium 518mg15%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 2871IU57%
Vitamin C 37mg45%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.