1amcooks-watermelon-and-goat-cheese-saladIf you’re tired of serving the same old potato and pasta salads at your summer gatherings, try this refreshing salad on for size.  The sweet and savory combination of watermelon and goat cheese is balanced by the earthy thyme, and the toasted pine nuts provide the perfect crunch! Your guests will be impressed by this surprise addition to your seasonal spread.

Servings: 8

Ingredients:

  • 12 cups cubed seedless watermelon
  • 16 ounces goat cheese, broken into 8 sections
  • 6 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 8 tablespoons honey
  • 4 tablespoons lime juice
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper

Step 1: Combine watermelon, thyme and lime juice in a medium serving bowl. Stir gently to mix.

Step 2: Divide mixture above into 8 servings on salad plates.

Step 3: Top each serving with toasted pine nuts and 1 tablespoon of honey.

Step 4: Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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