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Sweet and savory take on watermelon

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Updated: July 21, 2012 6:06AM

You can use your grill for so much more than just meat and poultry.

As if to prove that point, Dave Grotto, local registered dietitian and author, created for Mazola a recipe for Zesty Grilled Watermelon, which serves 2. Here’s the adapted recipe:

Preheat and coat grill surface with oil. Mix a packet of Weber Chipotle Marinade with corn oil (according to directions on packet).

Cut a 2-inch wide piece of watermelon and slice it into 4 triangle pieces. Coat each side with marinade. Grill watermelon to its highest setting (or to 500 degrees) for about 5 minutes or until there is a nice slightly brown color with noticeable grill marks.

There’s a reason beyond flavor for the combo, according to Grotto, author of 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life and 101 Optimal Life Foods. The oil-based marinade helps the body absorb lycopene and other fat soluble nutrients better .

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