Balsamic Watermelon Salad with Sharp Cheddar & Candied Nuts

July 26, 2021
2 Ratings
Photo by vallog
  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • makes 2 large salads
Author Notes

Summer & watermelon are basically synonymous. On a sticky New England summer day, a big slice of watermelon is as refreshing as the afternoon thunderstorms that cool off the humid air.
I love infusing watermelon into my meals just as much as I like eating it alone! This watermelon salad plays with yin and yang flavors: sweet of watermelon & candied pecans, sharp saltiness of cheddar cheese, the quick burn from spicy radishes, tossed in a simple, bright balsamic vinaigrette. —TastefullyGrace

What You'll Need
  • 5 ounces greens of choice
  • 2 cups cubed seedless watermelon
  • 1 cup cubed extra sharp cheddar
  • 2/3 cup candied pecans
  • 2/3 cup sliced radishes
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • Sliced Avocado (optional)
  • Basil (optional)
  1. In a large bowl, add greens, cheddar chunks, candied pecans, radishes and watermelon chunks.
  2. For the dressing: In a separate bowl, whisk together garlic, balsamic, olive oil, salt and pepper to taste.
  3. To assemble: Pour dressing over salad, and toss. Serve with a few sprigs of basil and avocado slices (optional).

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1 Review

tlopez July 8, 2022
Great fresh and quick summer salad recipe!