Pork and Watermelon Kebabs

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Have you ever grilled watermelon? The results are delicious!

Pork and Watermelon Kebabs recipe courtesy of our brand partner, Watermelon Board.

There might not be a single produce item more refreshing to snack on during the spring and summer than watermelon slices or chunks. The reason watermelon is so refreshing might be the fact that the fruit is 90% water. Being dehydrated is dangerous, so be sure to snack on watermelon to hydrated during the hot months of the year.

One serving of watermelon offers 31% DV of vitamin A, and 37% DV of vitamin C. It also has more lycopene (an antioxidant) than a serving of tomatoes. To ensure you get the most antioxidants out of your watermelon, store it at room temperature until you are ready to slice it.

One creative way to work watermelon into your diet is to add them to pork kebabs. How delicious do these look? It makes me want to go outside and fire up the grill immediately!

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Pork and Watermelon Kebabs

Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time1 hour 45 minutes
Servings4 people


  • 32 cubes watermelon one inch cubes
  • 1 lb pork chop boned, lean, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 6 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 6 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 6 Tbsp red onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp thyme ground
  • 16 slices zucchini 1/2 inch round slices
  • 16 chunks pineapple 1 inch chunks
  • 24 slices bell pepper 1 inch slices, orange or yellow bell pepper


  • Combine brown sugar, soy sauce, onion, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, thyme & peppers in a mixing bowl. Pour into a zip-lock bag and add pork pieces. Seal bag, mix thoroughly, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, turning bag on occasion.
  • Remove pork from bag and reserve marinade. Thread 5 pork pieces, 4 watermelon cubes, 2-3 zucchini rounds, 2 pineapple chunks, and 3 pepper slices on each of 8 skewers, alternating the order.
  • Prepare grill.
  • Spray cooking surface and place kebabs on grill. Grill for 12-15 minutes, depending on grill heat, or until done, turning and basting frequently with reserved marinade. Garnish with sesame sees and chunks of watermelon.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly, On the Grill
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Try these watermelon and pork kebabs for your next grill out! We promise they’re as good as they look!

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Pork & Watermelon Kebabs | Grilled Watermelon Recipe

About Lori

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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