Watermelon Goat Cheese Salad


1 small red watermelon (about 4 cups) cut into chunks
1 small yellow watermelon (or about 4 cups) cut into chunks
1 small log plain goat cheese, crumbled
6 or 7 large basil leaves, shredded
2 to 3 tablespoons balsamic syrup (instructions below)


1. To make the syrup combine ½ cup of balsamic vinegar with ¼ cup sugar in a small saucepan. Simmer until the sugar is dissolved and mixture reduces by half. Remove from heat and cool. Can be made ahead.

2. Combine the watermelons in a wide, shallow dish. Sprinkle the goat cheese on top, followed by the basil, then drizzle with the balsamic syrup. Serve!

Naptime Notes

Naptime Recipe Serving ideas

Since watermelon can get soggy try not to assemble this salad until just before you are ready to serve it or take it in the car to the party. Be sure to include a wide, shallow spoon for guests to serve it with. If you won’t have goat cheese crumbled feta would taste wonderful too.

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10 minutes prep time

Naptime Reviews

My mother has made this twice for potlucks and now people are beginning to request it. At home I just crumble some goat cheese and fresh basil into my regular bowl of watermelon and top with a few drops of balsamic – yum!

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