It might not be an obvious pairing, but watermelon and cheese is quite delicious. The juicy, grainy watermelon pairs well with salty, smooth mozzarella cheese. Traditionally, a caprese salad is made with tomato slices, but this recipe swaps tomatoes for watermelon for a fruity touch. But it still has the decadent mozzarella and fragrant basil. Then the salad is drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and a good-quality balsamic reduction. It's sweet and salty and savory all at once! This watermelon and mozzarella salad makes an awesome summer appetizer or side salad.
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
- 8 ounces fresh watermelon, cut into 1/2 inch round slices
- 8 ounces fresh mozzarella, cut into 1/2 inch round slices
- 6 fresh basil leaves
- 1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- sea salt
- black pepper