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Grilled Watermelon Caprice

Tuesday, June 04, 2019


This sensational recipe is from a charming food blog called How Sweet Eats. We highly recommend Jessica Merchant's delightful blog and her cookbooks written for people who seriously love food.


We included her unusual Honey-Grilled Watermelon Caprice recipe for a last weekend cookout because the first U.S. grown watermelons are just becoming available in Colorado markets, and because the weather channels suggested a perfectly warm first weekend in June. 


Grilled watermelon caprice might not have been our first choice for the slightly cooler than expected weekend we had, but it was a huge success anyway. 


Ingredients (Serves 4)


2 large, round watermelon slices, each cut into 4 triangles
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons honey
1 pint of grape tomatoes, quartered
4 ounces of fresh mozzarella, cut in half or sliced
a bunch of fresh basil leaves
balsamic glaze for drizzling


Directions


Preheat your grill to medium heat. Brush both sides of each watermelon triangle with olive oil and season all sides with salt and pepper. Add a drizzle of honey over each triangle and place them on the grill, grilling each side for about 2 minutes. Remove and add a little more honey if desired.


Assemble salads by placing 2 watermelon triangles on each plate, then cover with a sprinkle of tomatoes, mozzarella and basil leaves. Add some salt and pepper on top, then drizzle with balsamic glaze. Serve!


Nutritional Information


Fresh watermelon is a fabulous source of lycopene, which many people do not know. Tomatoes are a great source of vitamin C, and lycopene, if they are cooked.


Ellen Troyer and the Biosyntrx staff