Grilled Watermelon Salad

by Gavan on July 26, 2010

This is a really simple but as you can see beautiful summer salad. I made this for a bbq I catered recently and everyone loved it. It’s very easy and quick to pull together and works great if your having some friends over.

Serves 4

8 slices watermelon – rinds removed
2 blocks of feta – cut into 1/2″ slices
4 cups arugula
chiffonade of mint – optional
drizzle balsamic vinegar

Dressing: Drizzle olive, lemon juice and a pinch of salt to season greens. Toss gently.
NOTE: To make sure all the pieces of watermelon are equal in size and shape cut regular slices and just them into squares. The best part of this is that you get to munch on the scooby snacks as your prepping.

Preheat outdoor grill on high for 5-6 minutes or until up to desired temperature. If using a stove top grill pan heat for 2 minutes until hot. To sear the watermelon simply throw it on there (figure of speech, obviously) for 1-2 minutes each side or until grill marks appear. You don’t want to cook it but just get some caramelized colour on the outside. When all the pieces are marked place them on a foiled tray and pop them in the fridge until needed. This can be done ahead of time.

Assemble as seen in the photo. Drizzle balsamic vinegar over to finish. Sprinkle with a bit of mint on top if you’re feeling dangerous.
Either way you’ve got a tasty way to cool off!

All recipes are made with the finest quality farmers’ market whole foods, natural and non-processed ingredients as much as possible.

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Sheila Viers | Live Well 360 July 26, 2010 at 9:42 am

I made a similar recipe last week, only I used gorgonzola instead of feta, and I didn’t grill the watermelon. I’m sure the flavor is totally different with the caramelized sugars. I’ve got a fresh watermelon sitting on my counter, and all the above ingredients in the frig. Gonna try out your style this week! Thanks Gav.

Cucee Sprouts October 19, 2010 at 1:11 pm

I am impressed – pretty recipe. I too made a nice watermelon salad recipe: Chile-Roasted Feta and Watermelon Slab Let me know what you think!

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