Epcot’s Watermelon Salad Recipe from Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

    At the Walt Disney World Resort, the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival chefs have chosen some fun dishes to encourage youngsters to try something new as part of Disney’s TRYit campaign.
    TRYit is part of Disney’s Magic of Healthy Living initiative, partnering with parents to inspire kids to try new foods and new activities. Encourage your little ones—and even your bigger ones—to try something new with this refreshing Watermelon Salad.

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    Prep Time 20 minutes
    Cook Time 50 minutes
    Passive Time 20 minutes
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    Ingredients
    Balsamic Vinaigrette
    Pickled Onions
    Prep Time 20 minutes
    Cook Time 50 minutes
    Passive Time 20 minutes
    Servings
    Ingredients
    Balsamic Vinaigrette
    Pickled Onions
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    Instructions
    Balsamic Vinaigrette
    1. Blend white balsamic vinegar, shallots, garlic, honey, and lemon juice in a blender until well combined.
    2. With blender running, slowly drizzle in olive oil. Blend until thickened.
    3. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
    Pickled Onions
    1. If using frozen raspberries, thaw. Purée raspberries in a food processor. Pour purée through a fine-mesh sieve. Discard seeds; set puree aside.
    2. Combine raspberry purée, water, sugar, grenadine, and salt in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
    3. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring to dissolve salt and sugar.
    4. Add onions; stir to coat, then remove from heat.
    5. Set aside 20 minutes.
    Watermelon Salad
    1. Divide watermelon among plates.
    2. Toss arugula with white balsamic vinaigrette in a medium bowl and lightly season with salt and pepper.
    3. Top each portion of watermelon with arugula.
    4. Top each serving with 2 to 3 pickled onion rings, then sprinkle with feta.
    5. Drizzle with balsamic glaze.
    Recipe Notes

    Balsamic glaze can be found HERE.

    To make your own, place 2 cups balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan over medium-high heat and simmer until reduced to 1/4 cup, about 40 minutes.

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    This recipe has been converted from a larger quantity in the restaurant kitchens. The flavor profile may vary from the restaurant’s version.

     

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