One food that I always look forward to enjoying in the summer is watermelon. It is great for picnics, fun to grill, a perfect snack for the pool, easy to turn into a delicious drink and a great summer salad ingredient! With gardens and farmer's markets just over flowing with delicious foods during the summer months there are no limitations to what you can create a delicious summertime salad out of. I always make sure to take full advantage of all the delicious goodies I can get my hands on! When I ran across this recipe in Relish that included watermelon on a salad I could not wait to give it a try. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Watermelon & Grilled Cheese Salad 
Ingredients
  • 6 ounces of haloumi or fresh mozzarella cheese, drained
  • 3 cups arugula or other salad greens
  • 1/4 seedless watermelon, cut into small pieces
  • 3 tablespoons EVOO
  • aged balsalmic vinegar
  • 1 bunch fresh mint, chopped
  • 1/4 cup pistachios, rouchly chopped

Directions
  1. Start by slicing your cheese into 1/3 inch slices. 
  2. Next heat your grill or grill pan to medium-high and lightly cover the brush grate with olive oil to prevent the cheese from sticking. 
  3. You want to grill your cheese about 2 minutes on each side or until the cheese has some nicely defined grill marks (presentation is everything with the cheese! lol).
  4. Place your salad greens in your serving dish and then top with your cut watermelon and cheese.
  5. Drizzle the salad with your olive oil and vinegar followed by your chopped mint and pistachios. 
*This recipe make approximately 4 servings

This is a great salad to make for your next summer cookout you have as it pairs great with just about everything! What is your favorite way to enjoy watermelon during the summer? Have a wonderful weekend!

xoxo
Megan

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