Grilled Watermelon & Feta Salad with Mint, Arugula & Balsamic Glaze


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Grilled Watermelon & Feta Salad with Mint, Arugula & Balsamic Glaze



Feta cheese (or other salty cheese like Cotija)

Mint - chopped

Arugula (optional)

Balsamic glaze (which is just reduced balsamic vinegar)


Olive oil (if grilling the watermelon)


Bring some balsamic vinegar to a boil & then reduce to a simmer.  In 20 minutes - my 1/4 cup of balsamic reduced to only one teaspoon of glaze - so boil down an appropriate quantity.  My tsp of glaze was sufficient for three little watermelon & feta towers.

If grilling the watermelon - cut it into large chunks.  You can cut them the size of a deck of cards or, as I did, use a large cookie cutter & create deep disks.  If you are not grilling - you can cut any way you like - including bite-sized cubes.

Heat your grill very hot.  Place the watermelon on a little olive oil & grill on that side - the oil side - for no longer than 2 minutes.  Do not overcook the watermelon or it will get mushy.

Place some arugula on each plate (optional) & top with the grilled watermelon, crumbled cheese, chopped mint, a drizzle of the glaze & some S&P.  Serve those bad boys up!

If not grilling the watermelon - you can just leave that step out or you can toss all the ingredients in a bowl - rather than creating individual servings.