Watermelon & Arugula Salad

This simple watermelon and arugula salad is slightly sweet, which mellows the peppery arugula. The basil works beautifully with both the arugula and the watermelon, and the briny, salty feta cheese is the perfect complement to the rest of the flavors.

Watermelon & Arugula Salad
Photo: Victor Protasio


  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 3 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons chopped shallot

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 5 cups loosely packed arugula (about 3 ounces)

  • 3 cups cubed seedless watermelon

  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil


  1. Whisk oil, vinegar, shallot, honey, salt and pepper in a large bowl until well combined. Add arugula, watermelon, feta and basil; toss gently to coat. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

202 Calories
14g Fat
18g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size about 1 1/2 cups
Calories 202
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 4g 8%
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Vitamin A 1550IU 31%
Sodium 285mg 12%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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