21 Jul Watermelon and Crumbled Goat Cheese Salad
This summer salad is a delightful mix of watermelon, crumbled goat cheese, fresh mint and toasted walnuts. Garnish with some salt and a drizzle of olive oil for the perfect summer side.
1/2 Medium Seedless Watermelon
1 oz. Goat Cheese
1/3 cup Mint
1/3 cup Toasted Walnuts
Coarse Sea Salt and Olive Oil to taste
Step 1: Wash the rind of the watermelon and cut in half, setting one half aside. Cut the watermelon in large slices and then again in quarters. Pair the rind and slice into large triangles.
Step 2: Crumble 2 oz. of goat cheese and sprinkle over the watermelon triangles, coating evenly. Feel free to use more or less goat cheese to taste.
Step 3: Toast the walnuts in an oven or toaster oven for 2 minutes, just until the walnuts become warm, aromatic and a nice golden color. Coarsely chop the walnuts and sprinkle over the goat cheese. This heat of the walnuts will soften the goat cheese a bit which adds to the flavor.
Step 4: Coarsely chop the mint and sprinkle evenly over the watermelon, cheese and walnuts. The mint can also be chiffonade cut as well.
Step 5: Sprinkle with coarse salt and drizzle olive oil throughout the salad and enjoy!
Serves 4 as a side dish
Serve with Honey Ginger Glazed Wild Caught Sockeye Salmon, Seasoned Corn on the Cob and a Clean, Crisp Unoaked Chardonnay