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Spicy Watermelon Wedges

A drizzle of pepper brine adds a nice vinegary bite, while a sprinkle of pepper and flaky sea salt finish it out.
If you’re feeling fancy, pry the top off the jar of pepper sauce and slice a few of the tiny peppers for garnish.

Spicy Watermelon Wedges

16 (3/4-in.-thick) watermelon wedges (from 1 small [4 1/2 lb.] seedless watermelon)

  • 1 Tbsp. liquid from bottle of hot peppers in vinegar, plus 1 tsp. sliced hot peppers. Note many options and heat levels available. You select the jarred pickled pepper and the heat.

  • 1/2 tsp. flaky sea salt

  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper



  1. Place watermelon wedges in an even layer on a cutting board. Drizzle both sides of watermelon wedges with liquid from hot peppers in vinegar. Sprinkle one side of watermelon wedges with flaky sea salt and coarsely ground black pepper; place on platter. Top with sliced hot peppers.

Make Ahead

Slice watermelon the night before. Remaining steps can be done the day guests arrive.

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