Spinach Watermelon Salad with Goat Cheese Medallions

Spinach and Watermelon Salad


Spinach Watermelon Salad with Goat Cheese Medallions and a balsamic drizzle is my favorite new summer salad!  My guinea pig neighbor said it was the best salad she’s ever eaten!  Maybe she was just being nice, but I have to agree.  AND….It’s soooo easy because the goat cheese medallions only take minutes to make and well, how hard can it be to put some baby spinach, red onion and a sprinkle of nuts in a bowl…really!

It’s also pretty low-carb because when you use a balsamic reduction you only use a tiny bit, less than a teaspoon!  You don’t need much because the flavor is very rich.

Goat cheese medallions top off the salad with a warm, crunchy outside soft inside savory flavor that pairs well with the balsamic reduction.  Watermelon!  Who can get enough of a red ripe watermelon in the summer, right?  Goat Cheese Medallion Recipe

Watermelon is a great way to stay hydrated.  God planned our food so well with each season.  Your colon is able to extract water from fiber and send it through a vein that goes to your liver and hydrates your entire body!  You actually get better hydration from fibrous veggies and fruits than from drinking water.  Who knew!  Check out more amazing health benefits of watermelon, including a surprise…watermelon is known to improve male ED.  So dish it up for him honey :0)

Goat Cheese Medallions drizzled with Balsamic Reduction






I mean really, don’t these crispy goat cheese medallions, the beautiful red watermelon and the balsamic drizzle make your mouth water?  Then add the crunch of the slivered almonds!  TDF for sure!  Goat Cheese Medallion Recipe

I make the goat cheese medallions as soon as I come home from the store.  So simple, just open the package, slice them into 1 ounce rounds (hint…if the package is 5 ounces then you slice it into 5 rounds).  No worries if it crumbles apart, just pat it back together again.

goat cheese rounds in freezer




I freeze the rounds individually on a cookie sheet and then put them in a zip loc freezer bag.  You can get the goat cheese medallion recipe here.

Goat Cheese Medallions drizzled with Balsamic Reduction






If you like the texture of crunchy with soft warm insides, crisp fresh salad and a nice sweet tart finish you will seriously love Spinach Watermelon Salad with Goat Cheese Medallions and a balsamic drizzle.  Goat Cheese Medallion Recipe

About the balsamic drizzle…it’s pretty easy to make by just cooking down a good quality balsamic vinegar, but really, why bother.  Costco carries a brand called Nonna Pia’s Balsamic Glaze.  It’s a true reduction with no junk or thickeners.  You can drizzle right from the bottle!  No mess…it’s also on amazon.  Nonna Pia’s Balsamic Glaze

Funny side note, just to make you smile.  The silly autocorrect kept wanting me to type Gonna Pia instead of Nonna Pia.  he he …


For more healthy recipe ideas check out my Pinterest Page;  Wonderfully Well


Spinach Watermelon Salad with Goat Cheese Medallions

A crisp, juice sweet and savory salad. Toss together for a quick satisfying meal. This is also a great way to impress your guests.
Prep Time1 hr 10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: , goat cheese, watermelon salad, spinach salad
Servings: 1 person
Cost: $1.50


  • 2 handfuls baby spinach or any kind of greens you like
  • 1 cup sliced watermelon
  • 1 Tablespoon sliced almonds or any type of chopped nut
  • 1/4 cup sliced red onion
  • 2 goat cheese medallions or 1 ounce goat cheese crumbles
  • 1 teaspoon Nanas Balsamic Reduction
  • 1 teaspoon good quality olive oil
  • dash Pink Himalayan or Celtic sea salt
  • dash Cayenne optional


  • Make Goat Cheese Medallions here,
  • Layer in a bowl in this order
  • watermelon chunks
  • sliced red onion
  • almonds
  • Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle with salt
  • Toss well
  • Put in serving dish or bowl
  • Top with Goat Cheese Medallions
  • Drizzle with balsamic reduction (you don’t need much)
  • Enjoy!
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