Watermelon Salad with Blueberry Balsamic Dressing
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Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2 to 4
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup blueberries, plus some for garnish
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • ½ teaspoon kosher sea salt
  • 4 cups watermelon, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon kosher sea salt
  • 4 cups arugula
  • ½ cup goat cheese, crumbled
  1. In a small saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the thinly sliced red onions. Cook the onion until it is lightly caramelized, about 8 minutes.
  2. Add 1 cup of blueberries and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the balsamic vinegar, molasses, and sea salt. Simmer for 10 minutes or until the blueberries have collapsed.
  3. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
  4. Once the mixture has cooled, pour the blueberry-onion mixture through a strainer. Reserve the blueberry-balsamic sauce to dress the salad and the blueberry-onion mixture to top the salad.
  1. Line a small mixing bowl with paper towels. Add the watermelon cubes to the bowl. Use the paper towels to absorb the excess moisture of the watermelon. Set aside for 5 minutes.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the arugula and goat cheese. Divide the mixture evenly among 4 plates. Top each of the plates with the arugula-goat cheese mixtures with a quarter of the blueberry-onion mixture.
  3. Remove the paper towels from the small mixing bowl with the watermelon cubes. Add 1 teaspoon of sea salt to the bowl and mix thoroughly. Divide the watermelon cubes evenly and top each of the salads.
  4. Drizzle some of the blueberry-balsamic sauce on to each of the salads. Garnish each of the salads with a few blueberries.
  5. Serve immediately and enjoy!
This salad can be prepped ahead of time. Keep the different elements separate until you are ready to serve. If there is any of the blueberry-balsamic dressing left, you can enjoy it on your next salad creation!
Recipe by Runner's Tales at http://runnerstales.com/2014/07/watermelon-salad-blueberry-balsamic-dressing/