Refreshing Arugula, Watermelon, and Feta Salad

by Lauren

Watermelon season is upon us.

This is the time of year when you eat so much watermelon that your belly is sure to bloat up.

Full of water and melon, but mostly water, it’s so refreshing and painfully scrumptious that you continue to stuff your mouth with the hot pink deliciousness until you resemble a chipmunk.

Bikini or no bikini, you will not stop eating it.

Drool? What drool?

You could careless that someone inevitably asked when your baby was due, mistaking your tummy for that of a mother-to-be’s.

You also float quite nicely in the pool without the help of your Shamu raft, that’s always nice.

Watermelon makes me crave summertime, when the livin’s easy.

Make this salad for your loved ones, friends and yourself. They (and you) will be eternally grateful.

One bite of this perfect combination of tangy feta, fragrant mint, spicy arugula and juicy melon and you’ll immediately being sportin’ wide eyes and a giant smile.

I promise.

Happy almost Summer my friends!

Watermelon and Feta Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

Adapted from Ina Garten’s recipe

Ingredients

1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/4 cup minced shallots

1 tablespoon agave

1/2 cup good olive oil

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

6 cups baby arugula

1/4 seedless watermelon, cut in 1-inch cubes

12 ounces good feta cheese, crumbled

1 cup whole fresh mint leaves, julienned

Directions

Whisk together the orange juice, lemon juice, shallots, agave, salt, and pepper.

Place the arugula, watermelon, feta, and mint in a large bowl. Drizzle with vinaigrette to coat the greens lightly and toss well.

From the Little Yellow Kitchen,

Lauren

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17 Responses to “Refreshing Arugula, Watermelon, and Feta Salad”

  1. This does look so refreshing and the presentation is just gorgeous!

  2. Oh it looks soooo pretty!

    And the flavors are beautiful!

    And the colors! they just POP and make me want to eat this. Or steal your dishes :)

  3. I love this combination! It makes me want to go buy a watermelon right now!

  4. I’ve sen this combo before and have never wuite been on board but yours looks tasty! I just may have to give it a try!

  5. That is supposed to say: never *quite* been on board. :)

  6. Sounds fresh and delicious! My dad is a HUGE watermelon fan, so I’ll have to make this for him when I visit home.

  7. ah I LOVE watermelon. A salad like this has been on my list for some time now. Thanks for sharing it and giving me a nudge! :)

  8. Lauren

    Thank you! It’s my moms plate :)

  9. Lauren

    Thanks! It is quite bright in color isn’t it? Very festive.

  10. Lauren

    Do it! :) It’s such a tasty snack

  11. Lauren

    I know it sounds strange but trust me on this one, it’s good! Really, really, good. Plus you can prob trick kids into eating greens since there is watermelon in there.

  12. Lauren

    He would love it! And so would you for that matter :)

  13. Lauren

    I had been waiting and waiting to make this and now it’s finally watermelon season! Definitely give it a try.

  14. Looks delicious! My niece made a watermelon salsa recently – this made me think of her. Pics are beautiful as always!

  15. I LOVE watermelon but I never thought to use it in a salad!
    this is brilliant..thank you for sharing

    P.S. thank you for stopping by my blog :)

  16. I made this tonight. LOVED it!! thanks for sharing!

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