Watermelon and Chicory Salad

V, GF

The combination of watermelon and balsamic vinegar may sound strange to you, but balsamic vinegar pairs wonderfully with fruit. The balsamic reduction is slightly syrupy, which truly enhances the watermelon’s natural flavor in a gourmet at home kinda way.  Also try this balsamic reduction with strawberries for a healthy dessert.  You could add sugar to the vinegar, but since the fruit is in season there is no need.

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Watermelon and Chicory Salad
1/4 c balsamic vinegar
1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
2 c chicory, chopped
2 c watermelon, chopped
1/2 c feta cheese, crumbled
1/2 c red onion

Add balsamic vinegar to a small pot and turn heat to medium high.  Cook vinegar until reduced by half to 2 tbs.  Add extra virgin olive oil to vinegar, set aside.  In a large bowl add chicory then top with watermelon, feta cheese, red onion.  Drizzle dressing over the top then toss gently to combine.  Serve immediately.

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