Grilled Watermelon Salad

Grilled watermelon is less sweet than you would think. It's a must try, with pickled radishes and honey-lime vinaigrette.

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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Prep: 35 mins
  • Grill: 4 mins

Grilled Watermelon Salad

Directions

  1. For a charcoal or gas grill, place watermelon on the rack of a covered grill directly over medium-high heat. Grill about 4 minutes or until watermelon is lightly charred, turning once halfway through grilling.
  2. Spread lettuce on a large serving platter. In a large bowl combine quinoa and Pickled Radishes. Add 2/3 cup of the Honey-Lime Vinaigrette; toss to coat. Spoon quinoa mixture on top of lettuce.
  3. Cut each watermelon slice into four wedges. Arrange watermelon wedges and avocados on salad; sprinkle with chili powder. Top with queso fresco and cilantro. Serve salad with the remaining vinaigrette.

From the Test Kitchen

To Make Ahead:

Prepare as directed through Step 2, except do not spoon quinoa mixture on top of lettuce. Cover and chill watermelon, lettuce, quinoa mixture, and the remaining vinaigrette separately for up to 24 hours. To serve, spoon quinoa mixture on top of lettuce and continue as directed in Step 3.

Shortcut:

Instead of making Pickled Radishes, use 1 cup thinly sliced fresh radishes. Use about 1 cup bottled vinaigrette salad dressing in place of the Honey-Lime Vinaigrette.

Honey-Lime Vinaigrette

Directions

  1. In a screw-top jar combine lime peel, lime juice, oil, honey, shallot, cilantro, and salt. Cover and shake well. Chill, covered, for at least 20 minutes (up to 3 days). Shake before serving.

Pickled Radishes

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl combine vinegar, honey, and salt, stirring to dissolve honey and salt. Stir in radishes. Cover and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes to 4 hours. Drain before using.
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Nutrition Facts (Grilled Watermelon Salad)

  • Per serving:
  • 294 kcal cal.,
  • 15 g fat
  • (3 g sat. fat,
  • 2 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 9 g monounsatured fat),
  • 5 mg chol.,
  • 298 mg sodium,
  • 37 g carb.,
  • 6 g fiber,
  • 16 g sugar,
  • 6 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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Where's the Honey-Lime Vinaigrette dressing recipe? How much of each??

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