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Grilled Watermelon Fillets with Watercress and Mint


Experiment with new flavors and meal sides with this flavor combination of grilled watermelon with watercress and mint!

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  • Vegetable oil, for brushing grill
  • 4 1-inch-thick slices watermelon, rind removed (1-1/2 lb.)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons agave nectar
  • 6 cups watercress, coarsely chopped
  • 3 oz. feta cheese, crumbled (3/4 cup)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint


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Step 1

1. Brush grill grates with oil, and preheat grill to medium.

2. Brush watermelon slices with olive oil. Grill watermelon slices 5 minutes, or until just scorched around edges.

3. Whisk together balsamic vinegar and agave nectar in bowl. Toss half of vinegar mixture with watercress in large bowl.

4. Divide watercress salad among 4 plates. Top with grilled watermelon; garnish with feta cheese, mint, and remaining vinegar mixture.

Serves: Serves 4


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