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Watermelon arugula salad on a plate.

Arugula Watermelon Salad with Feta Recipe


This arugula watermelon salad has peppery greens, sweet watermelon, salty feta, and a hint of heat. It’s a fabulous summer salad!


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For dressing:

  • 4 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp. dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp. finely minced shallot
  • 1/8 tsp. salt and pepper

For salad:

  • 5 oz. arugula
  • 3 cups cubed watermelon
  • 4 oz. block feta cheese, crumbled
  • flaky sea salt, aleppo pepper, freshly cracked pepper to taste


  1. Make balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, dijon, shallot, salt, and pepper until emulsified.
  2. Assemble salad. In a large bowl or individual plates, layer lettuce on the bottom. Toss arugula with dressing and layer into individual plates or a salad bowl. Top with watermelon and feta cheese. Drizzle with dressing. Top with freshly cracked pepper to taste.


  • Adjust how much dressing to use according to your preference, all of it may be too much

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