Dish 1: Grilled Watermelon Salad with Feta and Mint

This watermelon is brought to you by a front porch, thunderstorms, a new dress, veal ravioli (thank you Ricardo’s in Chicago), Moonrise Kingdom, and several nice martinis. Then by a Mad Men themed dinner party with good friends, dressing up for each other, gorgonzola and fig bruschetta (yes, please), and dancing on the patio next to candlelight.

It’s been a good week.

If “dessert salads” are a thing, then this watermelon salad fits squarely in that category. Watermelon salad with feta and mint is splashed all over food blogs now, so why not see what all the fuss is about? Why not try grilling fruit? And if you have a pineapple handy, why not throw a couple pieces of that on the grill too?

I think my new mantra for the summer is “why not?”

Grilled Watermelon Salad with Feta and Mint

1 watermelon (seedless or not)
Feta cheese
Two sprigs mint

1. Grab your easiest ingredients in the world (see above)
2. Slice watermelon into 1 inch thick pieces leaving the rind on (it’s easier to handle large pieces on the grill, and you can cut the pieces more after grilling if you wish) and spray each side lightly with some olive oil Pam or brush a thin layer of oil on.
3. With grill heated to about 550 F, grill watermelon 1-2 minutes on each side.
4. Let drain on a drying rack, serve with feta and mint sprinkled on top!

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