Grilled Watermelon Salad with Feta

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Easy Grilled Watermelon and Feta Salad with Mint and Balsamic Reduction

Grilled Watermelon and Feta Salad with Mint and Balsamic Reduction

We’ve been all things fall this week with back to school and football excitement, so it seemed like a good time to remember that we still have watermelon and summer produce for a little while longer.  I don’t know about you, but I sure do love some grilled watermelon.  Toss in some feta, mint, and balsamic reduction and I’m totally in the middle of summer even though we are staring Labor Day and the beginning of fall right in the face.


Grilled Watermelon and Feta Salad with Mint and Balsamic Reduction


Speaking of Labor Day, this Easy Watermelon and Feta Salad would be absolutely perfect to take to the cookout, picnic, or whatever festivities you may have planned to celebrate the holiday and three day weekend!  Woot!  So, what are you plans this weekend?  We decided to take a sort of last minute end of summer trip to the beach.  We’re headed to Hilton Head and turning this three day weekend into a five day vacation.  Heck yeah!  Unlike our last trip to the beach about a month ago, this one will just be the two of us without other family or little people shenanigans.  We’re all about the relaxation this time.

Grilled Watermelon and Feta Salad with Mint and Balsamic Reduction

Although there might be some boogie board action again.  We’ll just have to buy one for Chris, since we don’t have any little people to steal borrow them from this time.

Grilled Watermelon and Feta Salad with Mint and Balsamic Reduction

Whether you are going to the beach, a cookout, or having some friends over this weekend, I highly recommend that you make a grilled watermelon and feta salad.  You can totally change it up by using mozzarella instead of feta, basil instead of mint, or plain balsamic vinegar without reducing it.  You could also just grill a watermelon and call it a day.  It would be delicious!

Easy Grilled Watermelon and Feta Salad with Mint and Balsamic Reduction

Easy Grilled Watermelon and Feta Salad with Mint and Balsamic Reduction

Ingredients

  • 1 small seedless watermelon rind removed and sliced into 1/2 - 3/4 inch wedges
  • 4 - 6 ounces crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup mint or basil leaves

Instructions

  1. In a small sauce pot, bring balsamic vinegar and honey to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until thick and syrupy - 5 - 10 minutes, set aside to cool slightly while you grill the watermelon
  2. Grill watermelon slices over high heat 1 - 2 minutes per side
  3. Arrange watermelon slices on a platter, crumble feta over the top, drizzle with balsamic reduction, top with mint and/or basil leaves
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Grilled Watermelon and Feta Salad with Mint and Balsamic Reduction

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10 Responses to Easy Grilled Watermelon and Feta Salad with Mint and Balsamic Reduction

  1. This salad is just perfect, Rachelle! Fresh and pretty! Love it 🙂 Pinned!

    Sounds like you have a fun weekend ahead! We are taking it easy this weekend…supposed to rain so we have a food/movie watching weekend planned. So nice to have that extra day too 🙂 We should really have at least one 3 day weekend every month, what ya think 😉 ? A girl can dream, lol 😀

    Enjoy your weekend, my friend!

  2. Dude, I’m so happy football is back (even if it’s preseason GO PATS!!!) and tonight is the first game of my beloved University of Tn (Go VOLS!!). Can’t wait!! Loving this grilled watermelon salad. I swear the combo of watermelon and feta is one of my favorite things. Have to make this over the weekend.
    Yay to vacations!! Have fun at the beach girl and be sure you don’t get any sand in your skivvies 😉

    GO PATS AND TOM BRADY!!!!!!

  3. I’m SO jealous you are going to Hilton Head this weekend! I LOVE THAT PLACE! Seriously, such a cool city with the best vibe. I’ll be over here pouting. And stuffing my face with ALL the grilled watermelon and feta salad humanly possible. I mean, I WILL need to eat my feelings. 😉 And THIS looks like a great way to do it! This salad is everything, girlie! I love how simple it is, but PACKED with all the summery flava! GIMME! Cheers, sweets- enjoy the beach for me! xo

  4. Hooray for extending the long weekend to a full-on vacation! I miss the beaches on the east coast (no wet suit needed) 😉 Grilled watermelon is one of my favs too! I remember the first time I heard of the watermelon/feta combo and thinking how odd it sounded – SO wrong! It’s AMAZING and now I’m a full on addict! Hope you have a wonderful vacay my dear!

  5. Wow! Long weekend and another trip to the beach sounds super cool! Love watermelon and love all grilled fruits too, does that mean this stunning salad is calling my name? Just a perfect treat for this last little bit of summer! Wish you a lovely long weekend! )

  6. I wonder which genius threw together watermelon and feta, but I’m so glad they did! And love the balsamic reduction- I’ve only had it with strawberries, not watermelon, but I imagine it adds a perfect tartness 🙂

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