Cool down and celebrate summer with this colorful, refreshing and healthy salad.
These flavorful ingredients are married with an easy-to-mix Honey-Lime Vinaigrette.
Happy Wednesday! I’m sharing a refreshing summer salad,
Watermelon – Arugula Salad with Cucumber, Blueberry & Feta!
The cool flavors and contrasting textures make it a satisfying summer salad. . .
Sweet Juicy Watermelon
Salty Feta Cheese, crumbled
Peppery Baby Arugula
Cool Fresh Mint, chopped
Glazed Pecans for some sweet, crunchy texture
No need to measure ingredients in this salad, just mix according to your taste and preference.
The salad is dressed with a Honey-Lime Vinaigrette that’s tangy with a hint of sweetness.
I used an English (or hothouse) cucumber which have thin skins
and small seeds so they don’t require peeling or seeding.
I gave the half moons of cucumber a crinkle cut with my wavy knife to make them fancy. ;)
To take the bite out of raw onion and mellow the flavor, soak your onion in ice water.
Submerge your sliced or diced onion in ice water and let it soak for 10 – 15 minutes,
before draining and adding them to your salad.
To make an easy dressing, mix the following ingredients in a mason jar:
1/2 cup *olive oil
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Shake vigorously until combined. Adjust seasoning to taste.
Dress your salad right before serving.
*Olive oil becomes cloudy and solidifies when refrigerated. If making vinaigrette ahead,
remove from fridge to warm up to restore consistency before using.
Creamy, salty feta cheese is the perfect partner to the sweet, juicy melon!
Customize this salad to your taste:
Substitute basil for mint for a savory addition.
Add the nuts of your choice; salted pistachios would be a great addition.
Substitute mixed baby greens or baby spinach for arugula.
You can prep your salad ingredients ahead but keep them separate and assemble
right before serving as watermelon and cucumber release juices once cut.
If you’re looking for more watermelon recipes, you can find
10 sweet and savory watermelon recipes for summer, HERE.
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Hope you’re finding a way to beat the heat and stay cool this summer. ♥
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