Watermelon Arugula Salad: Steps To The Best Balsamic Dressing

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Watermelon arugula salad starts off as an odd combination that blows people away with flavor. Refreshing for summer and a ton of flavor this is a great salad to impress others.

Watermelon arugula salad

Watermelon arugula salad sounds a bit odd?

When this salad was first introduced to me I was very curious. Why do people like this salad, what’s special about it?

Then, I had the luck of trying it for the first time. Now I get it!

First, the textures are very exciting in the mouth. You go from crunchy to crisp while experiencing each flavor.

The sweetness of the watermelon, the saltiness of the feta and the almost minty flavors in the arugula melt together with a sweet, tangy dressing.

I’m going to share with you how to make this watermelon salad.

Really quick, if you’re looking for a watermelon salad my watermelon cucumber salad brings a different feel and you should take a look there too before making your choice.

How To Make Watermelon Arugula Salad

Do you have these ingredients already

  • Watermelon
  • Arugula
  • Feta
  • Pickled red onion
  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Agave syrup
  • Apple cider vinegar

Quick tip before starting

This is a recipe I don’t suggest you put the recipe together too far ahead of time. As the watermelon sits it releases a lot of water washing away the flavors in the salad.

The salad can be prepped ahead of time but leave the watermelon to the side. That way right before serving and adding the dressing you can drain any excess water that builds up in the bowl.

Watermelon arugula salad

Making the recipe

  1. First, cut or buy cubed watermelon. While you are prepping the other ingredients, place the watermelon in a bowl to the side.
  2. In a small bowl or measuring cup, measure out 1/4 cup of olive oil. Then, add in balsamic vinegar, agave syrup and apple cider vinegar.
  3. Then in a large bowl, add arugula, feta, pickled onion and give that a toss. The onions and feta will want to settle at the bottom.
  4. Next, add in the cubed watermelon then pour the dressing over the salad. Give everything a good toss. As mentioned the feta and onions will try to settle at the bottle so make sure to bring them up to the top.
  5. Serve immediately.

Storing the watermelon salad

This is not a recipe to be frozen and honestly as it continues to sit more water will come out of the watermelon washing the flavors away. This salad can keep for 3-4 days but its best on the first day.

Watermelon arugula salad

What to serve with watermelon arugula salad

Watermelon arugula salad

Watermelon Arugula Salad

Watermelon arugula salad starts off as an odd combination that blows people away with flavor. Refreshing for summer and a ton of flavor this is a great salad to impress others.
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 5 serving

Ingredients
 

  • 3 cup watermelon, cubed
  • 1 ounce arugula
  • 1/2 cup feta, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup pickled red onion

Dressing

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon agave syrup
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Instructions
 

  • First, cut or buy cubed watermelon. While you are prepping the other ingredients, place the watermelon in a bowl to the side.
  • In a small bowl or measuring cup, measure out 1/4 cup of olive oil. Then, add in balsamic vinegar, agave syrup and apple cider vinegar.
  • Then in a large bowl, add arugula, feta, pickled onion and give that a toss. The onions and feta will want to settle at the bottom.
  • Next, add in the cubed watermelon then pour the dressing over the salad. Give everything a good toss. As mentioned the feta and onions will try to settle at the bottle so make sure to bring them up to the top.
  • Serve immediately.
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