Grilled Watermelon and Steak Salad with Ginger and Sesame Dressing

08 May 2023

Grilled Watermelon and Steak Salad with Ginger and Sesame Dressing

25 minutes | easy | Serves 2

This vibrant salad combines tender grilled sirloin steak with juicy watermelon, which chars well on the barbecue. This salad is completed with a zingy dressing made with lots of fresh ginger, bird’s eye chilli and lime juice. It’s a dish that’s really big on flavour and is a great way to use watermelon in the warmer months.


  • ½ baby watermelon, cut into wedges
  • 1 sirloin steak
  • 5 cherry tomatoes, halves
  • 100g sugar snap peas, halved
  • Small handful mint leaves
  • Small handful coriander leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 3-4 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 birds eye chilli
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, grated to paste
  • 1 thumb ginger, grated
  • 2 tablespoons water




Combine all the ingredients for the dressing and mix well.

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Heat two gas burners

Heat two gas burners on the Jupiter Outback BBQ and set the heat to high.

Pat the steak dry and rub lightly with oil, then season really well with salt. Cook over high heat, flipping frequently, until cooked to your liking.

Add the watermelon wedges alongside, and cook for a couple of minutes, or until charred, turning once.

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Allow the steak to rest

Allow the steak to rest before slicing, then combine with the grilled watermelon, sugar snap peas, cherry tomatoes and herbs. Top with the dressing and serve immediately.

Serve this salad with some rice to make it more substantial, or some boiled new potatoes.

Recipe Author

Recipe Author

Helen Graves

Helen Graves is an award-winning recipe, food and travel writer with a particular interest in barbecue. She writes freelance for many major food and drink publications and is editor of Pit, the UK's first independent magazine about live-fire cooking. Helen has created a series of exclusive recipes for Outback that focus on maximising flavour for the home cook using lots of spices, fresh herbs and BBQ technique.

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