When you hear of grilled cheese with watermelon, you might think about a sandwich of sorts, but in fact this recipe puts Haloumi or Paneer cheese directly on the grill. Combine that with watermelon, salty olives and refreshing mint and you have a delicious summer appetizer salad.
Calories: 254 kcal
1/2 inch thick
salt and freshly ground black pepper
extra virgin olive oil
Paneer or grilling cheese, sliced 1/4-inch thick
chopped fresh mint
chopped fresh parsley
zest and juice
pitted Kalamata olives
Pre-heat your outdoor grill until hot and you can only hold your hand 1 to 2 inches above the grill for 2 to 3 seconds before pulling it away.
Season the watermelon slices with salt and pepper and brush lightly with olive oil. Grill about 1 to 2 minutes per side, or until there are nice grill marks.
Brush the cheese slices on both sides with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and place on the grill until there are nice grill marks - about 1 to 2 minutes per side.
Arrange the grilled cheese and grilled watermelon on a plate and sprinkle with the fresh herbs and lemon zest. Squeeze a little lemon juice and drizzle a little olive oil over the top and garnish with the Kalamata olives. Serve with fresh griddle bread.
Grilled Cheese with Watermelon and Mint
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Vitamin A 2390IU48%
Vitamin C 42.7mg52%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.