Monday, May 12, 2014

Arugula and Watermelon Salad

I really like recipes that are healthy.  And tasty.  And easy to make with just a few ingredients.  And economical.  And a little different.  And popular with my family.  That's not too much to ask is it?

This recipe is all of the above.  It's a great one to throw into the rotation when the family starts getting a little tired of the same old salad at dinner.  Or those times when you want something that looks fancy, but you just don't feel like making a fuss.

Start with:
   4 cups of chopped arugula
   2 cups of seedless watermelon cut into 1/2" cubes.  
   4 ounces of crumbled feta cheese.

Using a blender, mix:
    1 minced shallot
    2 tablespoons citrus vinegar
    3 tablespoons olive oil
    1 teaspoon of honey, agave nectar or coconut nectar

Toss it all together and serve.

This is one of those dishes that everyone in my household knows to load up on in the first round because there won't be any seconds.

It's light and refreshing and perfect for warm weather... enjoy!


  1. Thanks so much for sharing this awesome combination of Arugula, Watermelon and Feta with Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back soon.
    Miz Helen

  2. Great flavor combinations. watermelon and feta are fantastic together, though I'd probably add a bit more shallot or even red onion for me. Have you ever tried watermelon and feta with berries and a poppyseed dressing? I added that to my blog earlier this year and it's a different flavor combination, but somewhat similar to this one. Thanks for linking up to the Sunshine Life Link Up! I always love your posts!

  3. I'll have to check out your melon/feta/berries recipe. It sounds delicious!