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Grilled Watermelon, Mint, and Feta Salad

Photo: Kana Okada
Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 10 mins
Yield Makes 6 servings (serving size: 1 1/3 cups salad)
This Grilled Watermelon, Mint, and Feta Salad is the perfect to a summer main dish.

Ingredients

  • 1 small watermelon (about 6 pounds), cut into 1-inch-thick rounds (lay melon on its side, and cut through rind and flesh with a sharp knife)
  • 1/2 cup small mint leaves, torn
  • 2 ounces feta cheese, crumbled into large chunks
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 122
  • fat 4.7 g
  • satfat 1.8 g
  • monofat 2.2 g
  • polyfat 0.4 g
  • protein 3 g
  • carbohydrate 19 g
  • fiber 1.5 g
  • cholesterol 8 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 208 mg
  • calcium 79 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat a grill or grill pan over high heat until very hot. Two at a time, grill watermelon rounds, turning once, until charred (about 2-3 minutes per side). Transfer watermelon to a cutting board and remove rind; cut rounds into wedges.

  2. Arrange watermelon on a serving platter; sprinkle with mint and feta. Drizzle with olive oil and vinegar, then sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Cook's Notes

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