But while I'm out and about, I thought I'd share with you a salad I made several weeks ago on a total whim.
Here's what happened: I have been obsessing with watermelon. I love eating it as is, or pickled or in a salad with feta and basil.
Then someone mentioned grilling watermelon. I love grilled peaches, nectarines and plums, but have never thought about doing the same with watermelon. After all, it has a super high water content. But I thought I'd give it a try.
Since watermelon is rather sweet, I needed something salty to go with it: halloumi cheese!
Did you know halloumi is incredibly expensive? Well, once in a while we all have to treat ourselves: because if we don't, who will?
The final ingredients in the salad are arugula and your favorite balsamic vinegar.
best balsamic vinegar you can find (if you have a reduced version with fruity flavor, use that!)
1. Lightly brush halloumi and watermelon slices with oil. Grill the watermelon and halloumi on a panini grill for about 5 minutes. The time will depend on how thick your slices are.
2. Drizzle arugula with watermelon and lemon juice.
3. Top dressed arugula with grilled halloumi and watermelon and drizzle with balsamic.
I LOVED the grilled halloumi: it's salty, firm and reminds me of cheese curds. The grilled watermelon is another story: I hated it. Seriously, it was gross: a hot mess. I think the salad would be a lot better if you just use watermelon as nature intended it to be: cold and juicy.
Have you ever grilled a watermelon? Am I missing something? Please share your stories!