When it involves summer time sides, the same old suspects take middle stage. There’s the corn (grilled, cooked on the stovetop, or skillet-roasted), potatoes nevertheless you want them greatest, and nearly each tackle the basic pasta salad. Of course, thick slices of watermelon are served alongside—and sometimes overshadowed by—everybody’s favourite summertime sweets. But as this grilled watermelon salad proves, your warm-weather faves solely enhance when the fruit is given the highlight it deserves.
This is the form of common summer time salad that, because the recipe’s creator, Sarah Smith notes, youngsters will love simply as a lot as adults. (How many salads can that be stated for? Not many.) Along together with her husband Blake, Sarah owns and runs Walden Retreats, a glamping expertise outdoors of Austin. At a latest dinner the couple hosted on the property, Sarah served this salad to company. Set in opposition to the impartial tablescape, the colourful facet was a sight to behold.
Of course, watermelon wedges are the star of the show, serving as the colorful backdrop to the salad’s other components. If you’re wary of a fruit-forward salad, take heart—and trust that the combo works wonders. With cubed feta or goat cheese crumbled on top, this grilled watermelon salad does the salty-sweet pairing perfectly. The mixture of basil and/or mint leaves offers up a nice, fresh herby bite to round out the contrasting flavors. If you’re not yet prepared to enjoy the perfect summer salad, buckle up—this recipe is sure to satisfy.
Sarah suggests serving your grilled watermelon salad over arugula, as skewers, or with toothpicks to keep it all together. Of course, you can take a cue from Sarah and serve the thick wedges on a wood slab for an elegant, but rustic effect. Laidback, thoughtful, and definitely flavorful—we’ll be making this grilled watermelon salad long past July is through.