The Surprising Ingredient Your Salad Has Been MissingAugust 26, 2016 By Cathy — 10 Comments
Grilled watermelon takes on a smoky, tomato-like flavor that will give your salad a tasty twist. It pairs perfectly with peppery greens and nutty cheeses for a salty, sweet combo that will totally change up your go-to salad recipe!
Okay, okay, so this is a repeat. But it bears repeating with the last days of summer upon us. If you’re gearing up for Labor Day festivities, get this salad on your entertaining menu stat. Better Homes and Gardens featured my recipe for grilled watermelon salad on their website and if you haven’t tried it yet, what are you waiting for? Grilling the watermelon gives the salad a smoky meatiness that really makes it a main dish as much as a starter.
If you’re a regular visitor to the blog, you know how much I like to combine sweet and savory. And this definitely applies to salads. I love adding fruit like apples, peaches and grapes to my greens and grilling the fruit can really give your salad a surprising twist. Watermelon tastes almost tomato-y and peaches become carmelized and even sweeter. Make sure you check back next week for my grilled peach salad. (#yum)
I’m also in love with this round-up of BHG’s Best Summer Salads. Whether you like greens, grains or grilled fruit, there’s a little something for everyone in there. Just loads of ideas for the last summer hurrah. And if you really want to get your party jumping, try these boozy watermelon margarita bites. Technically the only green is jalapeño, but go ahead and call it a salad, I won’t tell. Cheers!