Grilled Shrimp, Goat Cheese And Watermelon Salad

July 16, 2014

Next time you’re feeling hungry, try this quick and fresh recipe which is perfect for summer. Watermelon and goats cheese bring a unique taste of flavour to an otherwise conventional dish, but feel free to add any other fruits or vegetables if you like.

Serves 4


For the dressing:

2.5 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1 teaspoon water

1 tablespoon chopped shallots

1/8th teaspoon salt

A pinch of fresh black pepper

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

For the shrimp:

280g shelled and deveined large shrimp (or 24)

1 clove garlic (crushed)

Salt to taste

For the salad:

8 cups chopped romaine

4 cups diced watermelon

120g soft goat cheese


  1. Using a small bowl, combine the vinegar, water, shallots, and season with salt and pepper to your taste. Add a touch of olive oil, then keep stirring until combined.
  2. It is best to cook the shrimp on a grill, so start off by soaking the sewers in water for 30 minutes so they don’t tear.
  3. Then season the shrimp with salt and mix with garlic for extra flavour. Thread the shrimp onto the skewers and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side.
  4. For the salad, prepare a large bowl and toss the romaine with the dressing. Then chop up the watermelon, goat cheese and finally add the shrimp when they have cooled down. Drizzle a touch of olive oil before serving.

Recipe and Image via Skinny Taste

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