This savory Grilled Watermelon Salad is packed with feta cheese, mint, basil, and onion, and is bound to be the summer salad of your dreams.
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Grilled Watermelon Salad

This savory Grilled Watermelon Salad is packed with feta cheese, mint, basil, and onion. It’s zingy/creamy, sweet/savory, and is bound to be the summer salad of your dreams/life.
Course Appetizers, Salads, Side Dishes
Diet Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
Occasion 4th of July, Birthdays
Time 30 minutes or less, 45 minutes or less
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 162kcal
Author Sarah Bond

Ingredients

  • ¼ medium watermelon
  • ½ cup crumbled or cubed feta cheese 95 g
  • 2 cups arugula 30 g
  • ¼ cup sliced red onion about 1/4 of an onion
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh mint
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil 30 mL, divided
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar 5 mL
  • ¼ tsp each salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Cook Watermelon: Cut watermelon into 1 inch (2.5 cm) thick slices and remove the rind. Brush each piece with 1 Tbsp olive oil. In a grill pan, saute pan, or on the grill, cook watermelon at medium/high heat until char lines develop and watermelon lightly browns, about 3 minutes each side. Remove from heat and chop into large chunks.
  • Assemble: In large bowl, gently combine watermelon, feta, arugula, red onion, mint, and basil. Whisk together 1 Tbsp olive oil, balsamic (more to taste), salt, and pepper. Gently combine with the rest of the salad. Serve warm or chilled.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.5g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11.3g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 362mg | Fiber: 1.1g