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Grilled watermelon and goat cheese salad

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
16 min
15 min
1 min
Enjoy this refreshing sweet and savory salad that contains the irresistible combination of watermelon and arugula with goat cheese and pumpkin seeds. The flavors are brought together with the drizzle of a store-bought balsamic glaze. Grilling the watermelon caramelizes the melon, giving it a sweet and smoky flavor. An unexpected yet key ingredient is the pumpkin seeds which add a delicious and healthy crunch to the salad. This salad is tasty for lunch or for dinner. And the watermelon slices can be cut a day ahead and refrigerated. Serve it alongside pasta or grilled pork, chicken or fish for a Mediterranean flair.


Cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Fresh watermelon

8 slice(s), large triangular pieces, seedless, rind removed


2 cup(s), baby variety

Olive oil

2 tsp

Table salt

½ tsp

Black pepper

tsp, freshly ground

Reduced-fat goat cheese

½ cup(s), crumbled

Store-bought balsamic glaze

8 tsp

Green pumpkin seeds (pepitas)

8 tsp


  1. Off heat, coat a grill rack with cooking spray. Preheat grill to high heat.
  2. Place watermelon on heated grill; cook 10-20 seconds on each side until lightly charred.
  3. In a medium bowl, toss arugula with oil; season with salt and pepper.
  4. Place a watermelon slice on a small plate and sprinkle with 2 Tbsp cheese; top with another watermelon slice. Place 1/2 c arugula on top and drizzle with 2 tsp balsamic glaze; sprinkle with 2 tsp pumpkin seeds. Repeat with remaining ingredients to make 4 salads.
  5. Serving size: 1 salad