Taste: All Eyes on the Salad

At most cookouts, it’s the grill that gets all the attention. Not so when you serve this salad, which pairs a summer staple (watermelon) with a nutritional powerhouse (kale) and tops it all off with tangy feta cheese. Thanks to Wegmans, a family-owned supermarket chain headquartered in New York state, for creating and sharing this recipe.
Watermelon, Kale & Feta Salad
Makes: about 14 cups

1/2 seedless watermelon, cut into1 1/2-inch cubes (about 9 cups) 
1 shallot, minced 
2 tablespoons mint, thinly sliced
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided 
Salt and pepper to taste 
8 ounces kale 
1/3 cup feta cheese, crumbled 
3 tablespoons dry-roasted, seasoned sunflower seeds 
Balsamic vinegar glaze, to taste 

Add watermelon, shallots and mint to large bowl. Add 6 tablespoons of olive oil, season with salt and pepper. Toss; chill 1 hour. Toss kale with 2 tablespoons olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Arrange on individual salad plates. Top with watermelon mixture, feta and sunflower seeds. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar glaze.