Watermelon – Arugula Salad with Cucumber, Blueberry & Feta

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.

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Happy Wednesday! I’m sharing a refreshing summer salad,

Watermelon – Arugula Salad with Cucumber, Blueberry & Feta!

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The cool flavors and contrasting textures make it a satisfying summer salad. . .

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Sweet Juicy Watermelon

Salty Feta Cheese, crumbled

Peppery Baby Arugula

Cool Fresh Mint, chopped

Crunchy Cucumber

Fresh Blueberries

Red Onion

Glazed Pecans for some sweet, crunchy texture

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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.

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I used an English (or hothouse) cucumber which have thin skins

and small seeds so they don’t require peeling or seeding.

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 I gave the half moons of cucumber a crinkle cut with my wavy knife to make them fancy. ;)

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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.

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Honey-Lime Vinaigrette

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.

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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.

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You can prep your salad ingredients ahead but keep them separate and assemble

right before serving as watermelon and cucumber release juices once cut.

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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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  18 comments for “Watermelon – Arugula Salad with Cucumber, Blueberry & Feta

  1. August 12, 2020 at 7:37 am

    Mary, this salad looks delicious and perfect for our hot August weather. As always, your presentation is beautiful. Happy Wednesday and stay cool!

  2. Jane
    August 12, 2020 at 7:37 am

    Thank you, Mary!
    Been looking for a great summer salad. Tired of making the same old recipes

  3. Peter & Kathy Menold
    August 12, 2020 at 8:19 am

    Love watermelon and feta. Salty and sweet! Perfect idea for supper tonight.

  4. August 12, 2020 at 9:25 am

    Love watermelon salad, in the thick of summer heat it’s always refreshing, your crinkle cutter is fun!

  5. Clara
    August 12, 2020 at 10:02 am

    This looks delicious and would be perfect for a light lunch in this heat and humidity. Enjoy your day. Clara♥️

  6. KathyP
    August 12, 2020 at 10:18 am

    A perfect summer salad! Thanks Mary!

  7. anne
    August 12, 2020 at 10:42 am

    Looks delicious. Light and cool. I will definitely try this.

  8. Virginia
    August 12, 2020 at 10:57 am

    Good Morning Mary, my husband will be excited when I prepare this salad for him, he is crazy about watermelon. A few relatives call him “Watermelon Man.” He picked up a delicious one on Saturday from a farm stand and has eaten 85% of it just leaving me a little bowl. Thanks for sharing I know this will be a big hit.😋

  9. Deb
    August 12, 2020 at 11:24 am

    I eat a version of that salad all summer long! I love it!! Lettuce or arugula with watermelon ,feta, and a fruity dressing. Your dressing I will have to try. This salad is so refreshing!

  10. Linda Erickson
    August 12, 2020 at 12:10 pm

    Thanks for giving us a delicious combination of tastes to help keep cool!

  11. August 12, 2020 at 1:19 pm

    Ubber healthy! This sounds really good Mary, wish I had a big bowl of this instead of the sandwich I just ate:@)

  12. August 12, 2020 at 1:47 pm

    I have no idea how I found your page. It was just here today. In the few minutes that I’ve looked around, I think I want your life! I love the colors and the happy look of your page. Well done.

  13. August 12, 2020 at 3:43 pm

    That 🍉salad looks like summertime, Mary! I’ve made a variation of it, but not with the cucumbers and the blueberries. I love the sound of the dressing. I’ll be trying this soon.

  14. Marilyn N McWeeney
    August 12, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    Mary,
    Love the look of this salad and love your blog. Thank you so very much for so many great recipes,
    ideas and decorating ideas. Any suggestions of where I might purchase that great crinkle knife??
    My daughter in law has something similar, purchased years ago and we can never see one where we live.
    Thank you for this recipe.

    • August 13, 2020 at 4:59 am

      Thank you Marilyn! There’s a top rated one with free Prime shipping on Amazon for $8.99, HERE.

  15. Ellen
    August 12, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    Gotta try!! Love watermelon and feta…never thought to add arugula!!! Thanks Mary

  16. August 14, 2020 at 10:20 am

    Great combo of ingredients Mary, and it looks so pretty! A perfect summer salad!
    Jenna

  17. August 15, 2020 at 8:59 am

    It looks delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe and great photos! They tell more than a thousand words!

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