Watermelon Arugula Salad

Refreshing Summer Salad! Combine juicy watermelon, peppery arugula, and crumbled feta, topped with crunchy pecans and a zesty dressing. Try now and enjoy the perfect summer side dish!

Summer just got a whole lot cooler with this refreshing Watermelon Arugula Salad! The perfect blend of sweet and tangy, this salad combines juicy watermelon, peppery arugula, and crunchy pecans, all tied together with a zesty dressing. It’s the ultimate side dish for your next outdoor gathering.

Ready Time

20 mins

Yields

5 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 pounds seedless watermelon, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 5 cups arugula
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Instructions

In a large bowl, combine the arugula, watermelon cubes, and crumbled feta cheese.

In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, white wine vinegar, honey, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.

Pour the dressing over the watermelon mixture and toss gently to combine.

Sprinkle the chopped pecans over the top of the salad and serve immediately.

Notes

For this salad, use the sweetest, juiciest watermelon you can find – it makes a huge difference in flavor and texture! Arugula with a slightly bitter taste pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the watermelon. If you’re not a fan of spicy food, reduce or omit the red pepper flakes.

Chop pecans just before using to preserve freshness and crunch.

You can also customize this recipe by adding some diced grilled chicken or shrimp for added protein. If you’re making this salad ahead of time, wait to add the pecans until just before serving to keep them crunchy.

Nutrional Value

  • Calories: 340
  • Total Fat: 24g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 15mg
  • Sodium: 250mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 26g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4g
  • Sugars: 20g
  • Protein: 10g
Watermelon Arugula Salad
Watermelon Arugula Salad

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