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Watermelon Plank Salad

Summer is by far my favorite time of year. Hot weather, sunshine, grilling, lying poolside, garden fresh vegetables…what’s not to love? The only thing I don’t like about summer is when – at least some days – it’s just too damn hot to cook. That’s when I whip out recipes like this, this, this, and sometimes this (Oh, I cannot WAIT for good tomatoes to make that one), because they’re a quick and easy way to beat the heat without sweating over the stove.

And now I’m adding this to my pantheon of ‘Too Hot To Cook’ recipes. You can make as much of this as you want and eat that as your meal, or scale it down for more of a starter/side, like I did tonight. It might seem weird – watermelon? Cheese? Onion? TOGETHER?! I know, I was skeptical too, at first. Then I ate it, and my life was forever changed.
No need for step by step instructions, this is too simple to screw up.
Watermelon Plank Salad

1 large slice of watermelon, cut into 1 inch by 3 inch rectangles (about 4-6 pieces)
1/2 small red onion, sliced very thin
2 Tbs crumbled Feta cheese
1-2TBs balsamic glaze
Arrange watermelon on plate, top with onion, feta, and balsamic glaze. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
I for real made the ‘OMNOMNOMNOM’ noise the first time I ever ate this. You will, too.


Hi, I'm Jenn and welcome to my half-assed food blog. Here I share some recipes, lots of drinks, and talk about feeding my friends. Hope you enjoy.

3 thoughts on “Watermelon Plank Salad

  1. Please don't make fun of me, but…. When you say balsamic glaze, are you talking about a glaze I can buy in a store? Like, already a glaze? I have balsamic vinegar at home, but yours looks thicker than that. I once saw this salad on the menu at Blue Sky Cafe (near Lehigh) and turned my nose up at it. But then I regretted not having it because I've heard it's very good. Anyway, do I have to make the balsamic glaze?(You can probably guess I don't cook much if I'm asking all these questions about a 4-ingredient recipe!)

  2. Sorry it took so long to get back to you, Kathy. Not making fun at all – it's a valid question! Yes, this glaze I did find at my local Giant, but it was about $7 for a less than 7oz. bottle of glaze. This is the brand I used:, but I'm sure there are others in your local supermarket. You *can* make the glaze yourself, by just cooking down a cup or so of balsamic vinegar, but I chose the easy way out this time. ;-)Hope you try the salad soon, I love it!

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