Fresh, peppery arugula leaves meet ripe, juicy, sweet watermelon and tangy feta cheese for a deliciously cool and refreshing salad. Quick and simple to make, Watermelon & Arugula Salad can be enjoyed by itself, or served as a summer side dish or appetizer.
12 oz baby arugula leaves
2-3 cups seedless watermelon, rind removed, cut into bite-size cubes
2 tbsp good quality olive oil
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/4 small red onion (sliced very thin), optional
1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
Wash arugula and dry. Cut chilled, seedless watermelon into bite-size cubes (about 3/4-inch chunks). Place the arugula, watermelon and thinly sliced red onion (optional) in a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Add salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Pour dressing on the arugula and watermelon until moistened. Add crumbled feta cheese and toss well. Transfer salad to individual plates or a large, pretty bowl or platter for serving immediately. Serves 4-6.