Watermelon Salad with a Kick!

Prep Time: 
30 minutes
Number of Servings: 
Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice (about 2 limes)
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 5 cups seedless watermelon, cubed or shaped into balls (let the watermelon sit in a colander for a while to drain some of the juice)
  • 5 cups baby arugula, washed and spun as dry as you can get it
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled

Directions

  1. Whisk together vinegar, olive oil, lime juice, honey and garlic. Season with salt and pepper and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. Gently mix drained watermelon pieces with arugula in a large salad bowl. If you are getting a lot of watermelon juice at the bottom of the bowl, drain in colander and then place salad back in bowl. Mix in onion, mint, and cheese.
  3. Pour a portion of dressing down the sides of the bowl. Gently toss. Add dressing and toss only as needed. Because arugula is a very delicate green and there are wet ingredients in this recipe, you want to be conservative with the dressing so the dish doesn't get soggy.