Grilled Watermelon Caprese Salad


  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 8 or so cups of watermelon pieces
  • salt according to taste
  • 8 ounces mozzarella
  • 15 or so basil leaves


  1. Bring balsamic to a boil in a small sauce pan, reduce to medium and reduce by about half and thick
  2. Salt watermelon according to tase - I used about 1/4 teaspoon on all the watermelon and found it to be a bit insufficient
  3. Grill watermelon 2-3 minutes each side - you can do this on a grill or use a grill pan on the stove
  4. While watermelon is grilling, cut up the mozzarella into slices, then quarters
  5. Let the watermelon cool and drain a bit so it doesn't get soggy
  6. Arrange watermelon on a platter, top with mozzarella and basil
  7. Drizzle with balsamic reduction
  8. Serve immediately