Heat Up Your Summer Salad with Grilled Watermelon
Grilling watermelon is not a new thing for me. It was something I discovered last summer when my husband mentioned it to me and about lost my brain thinking about the amazing possibilities that grilling watermelon could bring to my dinner table. My first attempt at using grilled watermelon was the thai inspired Grilled Watermelon and Shrimp Salad which came out AMAZING and seriously wowed my dinner guests. This time around I wanted to make something that featured the watermelon so I created this salad. The warmth and sweetness of the cubed grilled watermelon is the star of the show in this arugula, feta and mint salad and the balsamic vinaigrette plays nicely off the sweetness of the melon, rounding out the flavor of the dish.
- baby arugula greens
- Feta cheese
- red onion or shallots
- fresh mint
- balsamic vinaigrette
Cut the watermelon into 1 inch slices and grill for 3-5 minutes on each side. Cube the watermelon and toss with the arugula, chopped mint leaves, feta cheese and thinly sliced onions. Drizzle balsamic vinaigrette over the salad and serve while the watermelon is still warm.