Grilled Watermelon and Queso Salad

Grilled Watermelon and Queso Salad

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  • Serves: Up to 4 people
  • Course: Soups and starters


  • Olive Oil: 1/4 cup
  • Shallot, minced: 1
  • Lemon juice: 2 tbsp
  • Fresh mint, chopped: 1 tbsp
  • Salt: 1/4 tsp
  • Seedless watermleon, cut into 8 wedges: 1/2 or 4 lbs
  • white frying cheese, such as queso or halloumi: 8 slices
  • Baby arugula: 1 5oz container

  1. Whisk together the olive oil, shallot, lemon juice, mint, and salt in a small bowl; set aside.
  2. Insert the grill plates. Turn the temperature on the lower plate of the grill to 430ºF and preheat the grill. Place the cheese and watermelon slices side by side on the grill and grill, turning once, until heated through and grill marks appear, about 3 minutes per side.
  3. Divide the arugula, watermelon, and cheese among 4 plates. Drizzle evenly with the dressing and serve at once.

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