Spicy Grilled Watermelon and Cucumber Salad
1/2 small watermelon, seedless
1 cup cucumbers, sliced and quartered
1/4 cup red onion chopped finely
1/2 jalapeño, diced
2-3 tablespoons roasted salted pepitas
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup queso fresco, broken up into small pieces
Small bunch microgreens
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat grill to high. Slice watermelon into 1 inch thick wheels. Grill 3 minutes per side, or until black grill marks appear. Cool slightly before cutting into cubes.
Mix cubed watermelon, cucumbers, red onion, jalapeños, pepitas, and cilantro in a large bowl. Add salt and pepper and toss gently until well combined. Add crumbled queso fresco cheese and spoon onto micro greens. Serve.
What a different twist on summer watermelon! This spicy, tangy and sweet salad is a perfect addition to your barbecue this summer, it compliments any meat you are throwing on the grill and will be a sure hit at your next soiree’!
June 12, 2012