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Quick and simple watermelon salad by Chef Giovanni Filippone

2018-12-04T11:38:40+00:00 November 26th, 2018|Recipes|

Another delicious and easy way to eat healthy from our award-winning Executive Chef, Giovanni Filippone.  You can experience more of Chef Giovanni’s creations at Vue on 30a.

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE SALAD:
Watermelon, 2 slices
Feta Cheese, 2 oz. sliced
Arugula, 2 oz

FOR THE VINAIGRETTE:
Watermelon, 1 lb. chunks
Garlic, 1 clove
Oil, 4 oz.
Rice Vinegar, 1 oz.
Mustard, 1 tsp.
Salt, pinch
Pepper, pinch

DIRECTIONS

SALAD PREPARATION:
Clean a watermelon and cut into one inch thick half-moon slices. Grill watermelon for 30 seconds on each side and then let cool. In a bowl mix vinaigrette with arugula and place on plate. Layer the grilled, cooled watermelon and sliced feta cheese on top of arugula and finish with a drizzle of the vinaigrette.

VINAIGRETTE:
Place watermelon chunks, garlic and vinegar in a blender. Turn on blender and add mustard. Slowly add oil and emulsify. Add salt and pepper in needed.

About the Author:

Giovanni Filippone
Giovanni Filippone is the executive chef for Vue on 30a. Born in Givet, France, he was a contestant on the fifth season of Hell’s Kitchen with Gordon Ramsay. Filippone cooked his way into the top six during that appearance.
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