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Watermelon & Goat Cheese Salad with Spiced Nuts

This salad is out of this world. Inspired by Against All Grain, it's sweet, fresh and bursts with summer deliciousness. The watermelon is a perfectly sweet contrast to the tangy goat cheese. And with the spiced nuts, it's like a bite of fresh summer air topped with a warm candied treat.
Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword goat cheese, spiced nuts, wartermelon
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 341kcal
Author Alyssa

Ingredients

  • 4 cups mixed greens
  • 2 cups watermelon
  • 4 – 6 oz goat cheese crumbled (we used pepper goat cheese)
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  • First prepare the candied nuts by heating the oil in a small saute pan.
  • Add the honey and heat for 30 seconds.
  • Add the walnuts and spices to the pan and saute until caramelized and golden brown, about 2 – 3 minutes.
  • Set the nuts aside and let them cool while you prepare the rest of the salad.
  • In a large bowl, add the greens and top with watermelon.
  • Sprinkle with the crumbled goat cheese and candied walnuts.
  • Serve with balsamic vinegar and a dash of olive oil.

Notes

adapted from Against All Grain

Nutrition

Serving: 2g | Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 193mg | Potassium: 608mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 2665IU | Vitamin C: 31.6mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 3mg