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Monday, August 24, 2009

Grilled Watermelon Salad

it's been hot lately, hitting up to the 90s. i know, cry me a river. 90s isn't that hot but sometimes with the heat, i just don't much feel like cooking. so when i caught an episode of a new show on Foodtv called 5 Ingredients Fix and the chef made a simple grilled watermelon salad, i decided that it had to be made, and soon.

this heat is also causing me to not feel much like blogging. i'm in the midst of something right now and my words are spent. so have a look-see.

the verdict: i hope to make this often before it gets too cool to enjoy watermelon, and i feel the urge to make heavy soups and stews again. hopefully by that time i'll feel like talking again.

out of curiousity, what have you been throwing together to eat for dinner when you just don't feel like cooking?


Grilled Watermelon Salad
adapted from 5 Ingredient Fix

seedless watermelon, cut into 1" thick slices and 3X3
balsamic vinegar
olive oil
kosher salt
boston bib lettuce
green onions, diced
crumbled goat cheese

i don't have exact measurements, i just layered on the plate, like a napoleon. first layer is the bib lettuce, next watermelon slice in the middle (which i grilled on the forman grill for a few minutes. unfortch, the grill doesn't get hot enough to produce grill marks), and top with some crumbled goat cheese. repeat steps. top it all off with some green onions, and lightly drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. serve immediately.


today's song: Greg Laswell, And Then You


  1. Wow, this looks amazing, and so fresh! I bet it would be good with feta cheese too.

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  3. Hey this looks really good - I wanna try but where's the recipe? Do share :) please :)

  4. WOW looks incredible!! I cannot wait to try this!!!

  5. elizabeth, i'm thinking it would be good with feta too, or something really salty or spicey even. i recall seeing grownups dipping their watermelons in a salty-chili concoction...

    dr. joardar, thank you.

    cathy, i hope you like it!