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Grilled watermelon and goat cheese salad

Points® value
Total Time
16 min
15 min
1 min
This refreshing sweet and savoury salad combines sweet watermelon, peppery arugula, creamy goat cheese, and crunchy pumpkin seeds. The flavours are brought together with the drizzle of a store-bought balsamic glaze. Grilling the watermelon caramelizes the melon, giving it a sweet and smoky flavour. The watermelon slices can be cut a day ahead and refrigerated. Serve alongside pasta or grilled pork, chicken, or fish.


Cooking spray

4 spray(s)


8 slice(s), seedless, sliced into wedge shapes


2 cup(s), baby variety

Olive oil

2 tsp(s)

Table salt

½ tsp(s)

Black pepper


Reduced-fat goat cheese

½ cup(s), crumbled

Store-bought balsamic glaze

8 tsp(s)

Green pumpkin seeds (pepitas)

8 tsp(s)


  1. Off heat, coat grill rack or grill pan with nonstick spray. Preheat gas grill or grill pan to high, or prepare high fire in charcoal grill. Grill watermelon slices until lightly charred, 10 to 20 seconds per side.
  2. In medium bowl, toss arugula and oil and season with salt and black pepper. Arrange 1 watermelon slice each on 4 small plates. Sprinkle each with 2 tbsp cheese. Top each with another watermelon slice, then top with arugula. Dividing equally, drizzle with balsamic glaze and sprinkle with pumpkin seeds.
  3. Serving size: 2 watermelon slices, 2 tbsp cheese, and 1⁄2 cup arugula