Grilled Watermelon Salad
This dish gets a kick from fried shallots, but waste not! Reserve the shallot oil to use on popcorn, with eggs, or when grilling vegetables.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
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- 3 shallots, peeled, divided
- 2 cups (plpus 3 tablespoons) olive oil, divided
- 1 mini seedless watermelon, sliced in 1 1/2"-thick wheels
- 3 cups arugala, packed
- 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled
- 1/2 cup basil leaves, torn
- 1/2 cup mint leaves, torn
- salt and freshly ground pepper
- Slice 2 shallots crosswise into thin rings. In a small saucepan, heat 2 cups oil to 350ºF. Continuously stir the shallots in oil until golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer the fried shallots onto a paper towel-lined dish, season with salt and cool completely.
- Cut the watermelon wheels into wedges. In a preheated round grill pan, grill in batches until marks appear, 2-3 minutes per side, let cool. Cut off the rind and chop.
- Thinly slice the remaining shallot lengthwise. In a large bowl, mix the raw shallot, grilled watermelon, arugula, feta, basil, mint and remaining oil and season with salt and pepper. Garnish the salad with the fried shallots and serve.