Grilled BBQ Watermelon Skewers (Perfect Vegan BBQ)
These grilled bbq watermelon skewers transform the flavour of the sweet watermelon usually eaten as a snack. The marinade creates a delicious umami packed flavour which works perfectly with the watermelon when grilled on a high heat. Ideal for skewers when paired with corn on the cob and peppers to have at a BBQ.
What’s in the recipe?
Watermelon- I’ve used 1/2 a watermelon to make 6 packed skewers. Cutting the watermelon into similar size cubes helps with the cooking process.
Corn- I’ve chosen a precooked corn on the cob, however if you have it raw, simply parboil for 15 minutes to soften.
Garlic- Lots of delicious garlic to marinade the watermelon and veg. Paired with the soy sauce and smoked paprika, it creates a delicious dressing.
Soy Sauce- You can use soy sauce or tamari if you’re gluten free. This helps create a lovely rich flavour with the garlic and soaks up into those veggies.
Smoked Paprika- I prefer smoked paprika as it has a lovely rich undertone to the spice. You can use regular hot paprika if you prefer more spice to smokey.
Grilled Watermelon Skewers
- 1 green pepper
- 2 corn on the cob precooked
- 1/2 watermelon
- 3 cloves garlic
- 4 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tbsp garlic infused olive oil
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- Good pinch salt & pepper
- Start prepping the corn by popping in a pot of boiling water for 15 minutes to soften
- Prep the watermelon by slicing into cubes along with the pepper
- In a large dish mix the soy sauce, olive oil, paprika, and minced garlic cloves then add the pepper and watermelon, quarter the sweetcorn and add in once softened
- Salt and pepper the veg and leave for at least 15 minutes
- Get the BBQ on, add the marinated veg to skewers (should make 4-5) and add to the grill, leave to sear on each side for around 5 minutes
- Enjoy topped with fresh herbs and pine nuts, or just enjoy as is!
- Once you have the skewers on the bbq, brush in the leftover marinade to make sure there's none going to waste
- If you don't have precooked corn on the cob, simply chop each cob in half and add to a pot of boiling salted water for 15 minutes to soften
- Leaving for 30 minutes to marinade will help add flavour, if possible marinade for a few hours to soak up the flavour