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Grilled Watermelon Salad

Grilled Watermelon Salad with arugula, feta, red onion, and mint is perfect for summer. I had Melissa’s hatch pepper pecans so I added to the salad for a kick. This salad is so good and definitely a crowd favorite!


Watermelon, sliced into disks, about 1 inch thick

Olive oil for brushing

Arugula or any greens

1/4 red onion, sliced

Crumbled feta, goat or Gorgonzola cheese

Mint or basil for garnish

Hatch Pepper Pecans or any nuts - optional

Balsamic Dressing:

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1 garlic clove, minced

Pinch Salt and pepper


Heat a grill pan or outdoor grill. Brush just enough olive oil over watermelon slices to thinly coat. Grill each side 2-3 minutes until grill marks appear. Season with pinch of salt. Cut into bite sized pieces or any shape.

Dressing: Whisk ingredients together in a bowl.

Add arugula on a serving plate. Top with red onions, watermelon, feta, mint, and nuts.

Serve the dressing on the side to drizzle when ready to serve.



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