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Watermelon Caprese Salad

3
3
3
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
10 min
Prep
10 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
This twist on the classic summer salad takes caprese to a whole new place. Swapping out the traditional sliced tomatoes for watermelon makes the salad fresh, crisp, juicy, and supremely refreshing. We keep the fresh mozzarella and basil for some familiar touchpoints, and top everything off with a drizzle of store-bought balsamic glaze. We cut the watermelon into square slices about a half-inch thick; you can cut triangles, circles, or whatever shape suits you. You’ll need about one-third to one-half of a personal-sized watermelon for this recipe.

Ingredients

Fresh watermelon

1 pound(s), cut into 8 square 1/2-inch-thick slices

Fresh mozzarella cheese

4 oz, cut into 8 slices

Kosher salt

tsp

Black pepper

¼ tsp

Store-bought balsamic glaze

1 Tbsp

Basil

2 Tbsp, thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Arrange the watermelon and cheese in a single layer on a cutting board or work surface; sprinkle evenly with salt. Arrange the watermelon and cheese slices alternately on a platter; sprinkle with pepper. Drizzle balsamic glaze over the top, and sprinkle with basil.
  2. Serving size: 2 watermelon slices and 2 cheese slices