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Watermelon Caprese Salad

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Watermelon Caprese Salad is a delicious summer twist on the classic Caprese typically made with tomato.

Watermelon Caprese Salad is a delicious summer twist on the classic Caprese typically made with tomato.
Watermelon Caprese Salad

I love watermelon with balsamic like this Watermelon Feta Pizza. The salty-sweet combination of the watermelon with mozzarella, arugula and balsamic is delicious and refreshing. Cutting the watermelon with a star-shaped cookie cutter makes these perfect for Memorial day or July 4th.

Who says a Caprese salad has to be made with tomatoes? I’m actually not a huge fan of tomatoes until late August when they are falling off my tomato plants, so watermelon is a great alternative.

Watermelon Caprese Salad is a delicious summer twist on the classic Caprese typically made with tomato.

Made with only 5 ingredients! The best part, they are so easy to make and there’s no cooking required. The hardest part is cutting out the shapes (which is NOT hard at all, Madison loves helping me with this).

To prep them ahead, assemble up the day before or morning of and refrigerate until ready to serve. I buy my fresh mozzarella in a local Italian deli and they even slice it for me on their slicer which saves me time. When you’re ready to serve assemble them on a platter, and finish them with Modenacrem Balsamic Glaze from Delallo (I LOVE this stuff!!). Buying balsamic glaze is a huge time saver, the alternative is to simmer balsamic on the stove until it reduces down.

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Watermelon Caprese Salad

4
Cals:119
Protein:5.5
Carbs:7
Fat:7.5
Watermelon Caprese Salad is a delicious summer twist on the classic Caprese typically made with tomato.
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Watermelon Caprese Salad is a delicious summer twist on the classic Caprese typically made with tomato.
Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 25 mins
Yield: 8 servings
Serving Size: 1 salad

Ingredients

  • 1/2 red seedless watermelon, sliced 1/2 inch thick (calculated with 16 oz)
  • 8 thin slices fresh mozzarella, 1 oz each
  • 1 loose cup baby arugula
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp balsamic glaze, I used Modenacrem Balsamic Glaze

Instructions

  • Use a 4-inch star-shaped cookie cutter (or any shape) and cut 16 stars out of the watermelon (about 1 oz each). Save the excess watermelon for another use.
  • Arrange the watermelon on a platter, then layer with cheese, arugula, 1/4 tsp olive oil and a pinch of salt on each.
  • Top with a final star, drizzle each with balsamic glaze and serve.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1 salad, Calories: 119 kcal, Carbohydrates: 7 g, Protein: 5.5 g, Fat: 7.5 g, Cholesterol: 20 mg, Sodium: 90 mg, Fiber: 0.5 g, Sugar: 6.5 g

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24 comments on “Watermelon Caprese Salad”

  1. Made these tonight for our socially distanced cookout out on the deck. They were a hit and super cute and festive for the fourth of July. I was worried about the arugula and balsamic vinegar being too strong but ended up adding more. Matched it with a white wine watermelon sangria with star watermelons in it and the pineapple grilled salsa chicken recipe from skinnytaste. Everyone LOVED it. People even asked for the leftovers.

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