Watermelon, Feta and Arugula Salad

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Summer is nearing the end, but this salad will help you think “summer” just a bit longer. The sweetness of the watermelon works well with the savory feta cheese and spicy arugula. Finish it off with some balsamic vinegar glaze and fresh mint and you’ve got a winner. I served this with some smoked meats (brisket and sausage) and the flavors were great together.  

I like to use yellow tomatoes instead of red, as it provides a nice variety of color when paired with the red watermelon. Plus, this salad is a nice “vehicle” for me to showcase the yummy French feta (Valbreso) I found earlier this summer and used in the Orzo Dill Salad (any feta will work). And, thanks to my friend, Lisa K, who introduced me to balsamic vinegar glaze after a trip to Italy.

Watermelon, Feta and Arugula Salad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watermelon, Feta and Arugula Salad
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Recipe type: Salad
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 5-ounce package baby arugula
  • 6 cups seedless watermelon, cubed
  • 2 yellow tomatoes, cubed
  • 7-ounces feta cheese, crumbled
  • ½ cup fresh mint, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar glaze
  • Salt & Pepper
Instructions
  1. Arrange arugula over large platter.
  2. Scatter watermelon, tomatoes and finish with feta and mint.
  3. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and sprinkle with salt (preferably Fleur de Sel or other coarse salt) and pepper.
  4. Serve immediately.
Notes
Balsamic vinegar glaze can be found in the vinegar section at many supermarkets. If unavailable, boil ¾ cup balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan until reduced to 3 tablespoons, 6 to 7 minutes.

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. This looks awesome, Nicole! We’ll definitely have to try it before the Jersey tomatoes are gone!

  2. You’ve inspired me! I have most of these ingredients from our CSA so this will be a perfect salad for dinner tonight. I hate wasting food and I have three watermelon to use. Maybe we’ll be eating this salad for breakfast too…:)

  3. Hey Nicole,

    Ok, so I never thought these ingredients would mix, but it’s awesome! A great way to use up the arugula that’s running rampant in my backyard.