Monday, July 25, 2011

Grilled Watermelon Salad

1 large fresh basil sprig
1/2 cup olive oil - plus more for brushing
3 1/2" thick slices seedless watermelon, rind removed, cut into wedges
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon honey
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Watercress or arugula
1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds toasted

Heat a gas grill to medium. Brush watermelon in oil, then grill until lightly charred, about 2 minutes per side. Set aside.
Whisk oil, lime juice, honey, and blended basil sprig in a large bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add arugula and toss to coat.
Place 3 pieces of grilled watermelon on each plate. Top with arugula. Garnish with feta cheese and pumpkin seeds.

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