I've seen lots of watermelon salads over the years in magazines, on television cooking shows and on Pinterest. Today's recipe is inspired by all those other watermelon salad recipes but was made with tasty ingredients I had on hand. I encourage you to do the same. Your pantry and refrigerator may not contain the same ingredients I had on hand to make this salad. Feel free to be adventurous with other ingredients you love. Instead of goat cheese, you might try feta cheese or Gorgonzola cheese. You don't have any fresh mint? Try a little fresh basil or fresh thyme instead.
Grilled Watermelon and Goat Cheese Salad
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Makes four servings
- Slices of seedless watermelon cut into triangles, 3 per salad
- 1 bag mixed baby lettuce
- 4 ounces goat cheese, cut into small chunks
- 1 small red onion cut into very thin slices
- 4-8 fresh mint leaves, chopped
- 1-Tablespoon any good balsamic vinegar, I used a specialty flavored vinegar
- 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
Preheat your grill. Cut the watermelon into triangles. Place the watermelon triangles on the grill, cooking for a minute or two on each side. You want the watermelon to be warmed and have grill marks. Remove to a plate.
Divide the baby lettuce among four plates. Cut the watermelon into chunks and divide among the plates. Top with the sliced onion and pieces of goat cheese. Sprinkle with the chopped mint. Mix together the balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Spoon the dressing over the salad and serve immediately.
This is a lovely, fresh tasting salad that is sure to get you out of your salad rut. The contrast of the sweet watermelon with the tart goat cheese and balsamic dressing will delight you taste buds.
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