Grilled Watermelon, Mint, and Feta Salad

This Grilled Watermelon, Mint, and Feta Salad is the perfect to a summer main dish.

Yield:

Makes 6 servings (serving size: 1 1/3 cups salad)

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 10 Minutes

Nutritional 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

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

Preparation

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.

Note:

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Caroline Wright,

July 2011