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Grilled Watermelon and Peach Salad with Arugula And Feta

Grilling doesn’t have to be reserved for chicken and burgers. You can experiment with many different foods, including fruit. We’re thinking outside of the box and grilling up the sweet stuff!

 

Grilled Watermelon and Peach Salad with Arugula and Feta

Perfectly balanced blend of peppery arugula, feta, and delicious grilled fruit

For the salad:

  • 3 LG peaches (halved and de-stoned)
  • 2.5 Lbs watermelon (cut into large 1” thick slices)
  • 5 oz arugula (Washed and dried)
  • 1/3 cup feta cheese crumbles
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (for brushing)
  • Bourbon Smoked Sugar (for sprinkling)
  • Bourbon Smoked Pepper (for seasoning)
  • Bourbon Barrel Spiced Pecans (chopped)

For the dressing:

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • juice of half a lime
  • 1/4 tsp Bourbon Smoked Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Bourbon Smoked Pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  1. Heat a grill or grill pan over high heat.

  2.  In a small bowl, combine the balsamic vinegar, lime juice, smoked salt and pepper. Start whisking.

  3. While whisking, slowly pour in the olive oil. Set aside.

  4. Cut off rind from watermelon and slice into large cubes. Slice peaches into small slices or large dice

  5. Brush fruit with olive oil and lightly sprinkle with smoked sugar and a pinch of smoked salt.

  6. Place peaches cut side down on the grill, as well as the watermelon slices.

  7. Grill for 30 seconds to 1 minute or just until grill marks appear.

  8. Remove to a cutting board.

  9. Place arugula into a large salad bowl.

  10. Arrange watermelon and peaches on top and season salad lightly with smoked salt and pepper. Scatter over the feta cheese and spiced pecans.

  11. Drizzle over the balsamic vinaigrette. Serve immediately.

Grilled Watermelon and Peach Salad with Arugula and Feta

Serves 8-10

Shopping list:

3 large peaches, halved and de-stoned

2.5 lbs watermelon, cut into large 1” thick slices

5 oz. arugula leaves washed and dried

1/3 cup feta cheese crumbles

¼ cup olive oil, for brushing

Bourbon Smoked Sugar, for sprinkling

Bourbon Smoked Salt, for seasoning

Bourbon Smoked Pepper, for seasoning

Bourbon Barrel Spiced Pecans, chopped

¼ cup balsamic vinegar

juice of half a lime

¼ tsp Bourbon Smoked Salt

1/8 tsp Bourbon Smoked Pepper

½ cup extra virgin olive oil

Method transcript 

  1. Heat a grill or grill pan over high heat. In a small bowl, combine the balsamic vinegar, lime juice, smoked salt, and pepper. While whisking, slowly pour in the olive oil. Set aside.
  2. Brush fruit with olive oil and lightly sprinkle with smoked sugar and a pinch of smoked salt. Place peaches cut-side down on the grill, as well as the watermelon slices. Grill for 30 seconds to 1 minute or just until grill marks appear. Remove to a cutting board. Cut off the rind from watermelon and slice into large cubes. Slice peaches into small slices or large dice.
  3. Place arugula into a large salad bowl. Arrange watermelon and peaches on top and season salad lightly with smoked salt and pepper. Scatter over the feta cheese and spiced pecans. Drizzle over the balsamic vinaigrette. Serve immediately.