Grilled Watermelon Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

Enjoy a juicy slice of grilled watermelon topped with a refreshing salad tossed with a dijon vinaigrette at your next cookout.

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It’s summer! Break out the watermelon. Do you remember munching on a slice of juicy watermelon as a kid? Juice dripping down your chin, spitting the seeds out and the biggest smile on your face. A slice of watermelon was like heaven. Now when I think about summer and watermelon I think of Watermelon margaritas or a grilled watermelon salad. Both in one meal, is heaven. A dash of smoky paprika really offsets the sweetness of the watermelon in this scrumptious salad. The feta provides a little saltiness and a touch of tartness comes from the dijon vinaigrette.

Pair this with some freshly pureed watermelon splashed with tequila and lime and of course a little salt around the rim. That is my idea of summer fun, Grilled Smoky Watermelon Salad and  a Watermelon Margarita. My husband’s idea of summer fun is to grill everything and anything he possibly can. So everyone is happy with a grilled watermelon salad. Getting a nice sear on the watermelon gives it a slightly caramelized flavor and sweetness. Accentuated sweetness without sugar, oh such deliciousness. How sweet is that? Sorry, I couldn’t resist the pun.

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I should not forget our other favorite ingredient, arugula. We love the spicy kick of this leafy green. Onions provide some crunch and texture. Feta, yum, provides a little saltiness and another favorite ingredient, cheese. Um, we do tend to have a lot of favorite ingredients. All the components of this salad combine for the perfect bite. It’s the perfect adult way to enjoy watermelon in the summer. Don’t forget to have a watermelon margarita with it.

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Grilled Smoky Watermelon Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 147 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla

Ingredients

  • 4 1 1/4 inch wedges seedless Watermelon, rind removed
  • 1/4 tsp. Sweet smoked paprika
  • ¼ tsp. Salt
  • 6 cups Arugula or your favorite type of green lettuce
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced sweet Onion
  • ¼ cup reduced fat Feta

Dressing:

  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp. sherry vinegar
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. olive or grape seed oil
  • 1 tbsp. water

Instructions

  1. Heat grill pan or grill on high.
  2. Sprinkle watermelon with paprika and salt.
  3. Cook for 3 minutes per side
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together mustard, sherry vinegar and honey. Whisk in oil and water.
  5. In a medium bowl, toss together arugula or lettuce, onion and feta.
  6. Pour in the dressing and toss.
  7. Place a piece of watermelon on each plate and top with ¼ of the salad mixture.
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Smoky Watermelon Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette
Amount Per Serving
Calories 147 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 21g
Protein 4g 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Comments

  1. wow! That salad looks amazing! I might have to try this out for the 4th of July! Thanks :)
  2. Christie - you totally have peaked my curiosity with this grilled watermelon!! We just bought one at the supermarket...and I'm trying this tonight!!
  3. I've never thought about grilling watermelon! Looks good!!
  4. This is blowing my mind.
  5. This looks delicious!

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