Grilled Watermelon, Goat Cheese and Watercress Salad
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
An easy and pretty Summer salad, featuring delicious grilled watermelon. Serve the grilled watermelon at room temperature or make ahead and refrigerate and serve cooled.
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- 1- inch thick slices of fresh watermelon cut into rounds with a glass, ring or cookie cutter
- 3 oz. log of goat cheese
- Freshly ground pepper
- 1/4 cup chopped pistachios
- Fresh watercress
- Prosciutto slices
- Olive oil
- Balsamic glaze*
Heat BBQ or grill pan to medium-high. Lightly grease BBQ or grill pan with a bit of oil. Place watermelon pieces on grill and grill until grill marks show on the underside. Flip and grill the other side. Remove to a plate to cool. Can be made ahead. Simply cool, cover and refrigerate.
Prepare the goat cheese by cutting log in to 3/4-inch rounds. Grind some pepper on to a flat plate and roll the goat cheese round edges in to the pepper, to crust the outside edge. Set aside while you prepare the salad.
To make the prosciutto roses: Place a slice of prosciutto in front of you, with the long side facing you and the flat bottom length closest to you. Fold 1/3 of the prosciutto slice up. Starting with the short end, roll the prosciutto loosely, until it is all rolled up. Gently loosen the top of the rose shape to form a rose. Set aside.
When ready to plate your salad. Clean and dry watercress and place in a large bowl. Drizzle with a bit of olive oil and toss. Place watercress along one side of your plate. Place grilled watermelon round on plate and top with pepper-crusted goat cheese round. Place prosciutto rose next to the watermelon. Place 5 or 6 drops of balsamic glaze along the open side of the plate. Use a skewer or toothpick to run through the middle of each drop, in a line, to make a heart-like shape. Sprinkle watercress and goat cheese with chopped pistachios.
*Balsamic glaze is a reduced and sweetened balsamic vinegar, that is thicker than balsamic vinegar. It is available in with the balsamic vinegar in most stores. Look for a small bottle.
Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 78mg | Vitamin A: 250IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 0.7mg