Appetizer Recipes

Seared Watermelon and Goat Cheese Salad

Seared Watermelon and Goat Cheese Salad



Seared Watermelon and Goat Cheese Salad

Serves: 4


4 teaspoons sherry vinegar
1 tablespoon Napa Valley organic olive oil
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt divided
1/4 teaspoon black pepper divided
1 tablespoon Horizon Organic unsalted butter
4 tablespoons cream sherry
1/2 Dulcinea baby seedless watermelon quartered rind removed to make 4 large pyramid shaped chunks
8 Nature Sweet cherry tomatoes halved
6 ounces organic arugula
4 tablespoons Chavrie goat cheese


Whisk together the sherry vinegar, olive oil and 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Set aside.

Heat the butter and sherry over medium high heat in a large frying pan. Season with remaining salt and pepper. Add the watermelon chunks to the pan. Sear one minute on each side, until the outside browns a bit. Add the tomatoes, cut side down to the pan in the last minute.

Toss arugula with dressing and divide among four salad plates. Place watermelon in the center of each bed of arugula and a tablespoon of goat cheese to the side. Garnish with tomato halves. Serve immediately.