Full transparency, this was actually my second attempt at this recipe. While it is fairly simple to assemble, it all comes down to the balsamic reduction. During my first trial, I failed to let the balsamic reduce into a syrup and ended up submerging the watermelon in a pool of balsamic. Not good. The balsamic infused in the watermelon and in turn, the taste was overwhelming. You know, the sharp feeling when you encounter something too sour and pucker up like Renee Zellweger? That bad.
Anyway this time, with some patience, I drizzled the balsamic reduction over the top of the watermelon, topped with crumbled feta and garnished with mint. The result was exactly what I had originally anticipated - simple & sweet.
1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp of sugar
1 seedless watermelon, sliced
4 oz of feta cheese
mint, to garnish
Directions: In a small sauce pan, whisk together the balsamic vinegar and sugar. Cook over medium heat, until reduced (a syrupy consistency), about 4 minutes. Next, drizzle the balsamic reduction over watermelon. Sprinkle with feta cheese and mint. Serve immediately.