The Kitchen Magician Creates a Spring Grilled Watermelon Salad on today's " Virginia This Morning"

April 19, 2017


The Kitchen Magician, Chef Ausar AriAnkh, visit CBS 6's " Virginia This Morning" today to share a light and delicious Grilled Watermelon Salad that is perfect for sunny spring days and warm summer nights! 


Grilled Watermelon Salad

Serves 4


Salad Ingredients
I small watermelon
3 tablespoon of olive oil
Himalayan Sea Salt to taste
Cracked Black Pepper to taste
½ cup crumbled feta cheese
Juice of 1 lime
Juice of ½ orange
1 cup of Baby Arugula
1 cup diced cucumber
1 cup of micro greens
2 cups of watercress
1 avocado diced
¼ cup of chopped fresh mint
1 tablespoon of chopped fresh thyme
1 cup of halved grape tomatoes
Balsamic Glaze drizzled for garnish
1 piece of grilled pita bread for garnish


Couscous ingredients
1 ½ cup of couscous
2 cups of vegetable stock
I minced garlic clove
¼ cup fresh chopped parsley
¼ cup minced onions
1 tablespoon of olive oil


Grilled Watermelon Salad
•    Slice watermelon into 3 inch by 3 inch squares  about 1 inch thick
•    Drizzle olive oil on watermelon and grill on each side for two minutes
•    In a mixing bowl add lime juice, orange juice, salt and black pepper slowly drizzle in olive oil while whisking to make dressing
•    Combine remaining salad ingredients to the bowl and toss to coat the ingredients

•    Add olive oil to medium high heat pan
•    Add onions and garlic and sauté until caramelized
•    Add vegetable stock and bring to boil
•    Add couscous to pan and stir until it is covered with liquid
•    Remove from heat and cover the pan with a lid
•    Let stand for 5 minutes then fluff with a fork
•    Add chopped parsley




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