Easy and Refreshing Grilled Watermelon Arugula Salad

Grilling watermelon steaks is easy and delicious. When paired with spicy arugula, red onion, creamy feta cheese and a balsamic drizzle, you’ll have a salad you can whip up in a pinch that’s sure to impress everyone at your next barbecue.

While you’ve got the grill fired up, don’t forget to add some fruit for dessert – check out these 9 fruits that were made to be grilled and serve them with some creamy vanilla ice cream.


Grilled Watermelon Arugula Salad Recipe

Serves 8 side salads

  • 8 slices seedless watermelon, 1-inch thick
  • 8 cups Arugula, loosely packed
  • ½ cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup feta cheese
  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic Reduction
  1. Preheat the grill to a medium high heat.
  2. Cut your watermelon into 8 1-inch thick wedges with rind. Gently press the watermelon with a clean tea towel to soak up some of the excess water.
  3. Cover one side of the watermelon wedges with olive oil before placing them oil-side down on the grill. Brush the top side with oil.
  4. Grill over high heat for about 3 minutes on each side, or until grill marks have formed.
  5. Assemble 8 small plates with about a cup of arugula on each. Add watermelon on top, then sprinkle with sliced red onion and feta cheese.
  6. Complete it with a drizzle of balsamic reduction and olive oil on each salad.


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Easy + Refreshing Grilled Watermelon Arugula Salad

When Fiona's not spending her time as a social media and content coordinator at SPUD.ca, you can find her playing with her kitten, tending to many house plants, or messing around in the kitchen creating new plant-based recipes for her blog, Plantily.com

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