Watermelon Arugula Salad – an explosion of sweet, salty, nutty, and peppery flavor in every bite!
Monday, Monday… so we meet again! I’m actually alright with Monday – it’s more those middle of the week days (Wednesday, Thursday) that aren’t quite my friend. Usually when Monday hits, I’m all ready to get back to work, but after 2 days I realize I was crazy and had no idea what I was thinking. It seems like the hours just draaaaaag by once you make it to Wednesday afternoon and then you still have to do the whole Thursday/Friday thing. I love working from home most days, but when I start losing motivation it would be nice to have some co-workers to give me a kick in the pants to keep going. If only I could train the cats to do something like that…
Have you ever had this magical salad? Or something like it? If you know my food preferences at all, you’ll know that I don’t completely LOVE vegetables, but I do eat them because I know I should. Most salads fit into that category. Like, I know I should be gnawing on these crunchy green things like a rabbit, but it’ll be fine if I just have a slice of pizza instead, right? That’s how I feel about most salads, but this one is a different story!
We almost always have a big bowl of watermelon in the fridge during the summer, and I love thinking of different ways to eat it. This weekend I made a minty watermelon sorbet as well as this peppery arugula salad with mint, walnuts, watermelon, and feta! Talk about refreshing!
This would be really tasty with any kind of melon, but the watermelon works especially well because the sweet juices mix with the other flavors so well to balance it out perfectly. And, one can never have enough watermelon, right?
- 8 oz bag arugula
- 2 cups chopped watermelon
- ¼ cup feta cheese
- ¼ cup toasted walnuts
- 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
- 2 sprigs of mint, minced
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- Large pinch of salt
- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- Whisk together vinaigrette ingredients in large serving bowl.
- Add salad ingredients to vinaigrette, then gently toss to combine.
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