Today marks the official first day of summer, we’ve made it you guys! And I’ve got the perfect summertime recipe to celebrate this joyous occasion. This Watermelon, Arugula and Feta Salad with a Balsamic Vinaigrette will have you yearning to get out and enjoy the sunshine.
Nothing says summer quite like watermelon!
My love affair with watermelon started at a very early age. My earliest memory of enjoying this delicious fruit was being very young and sharing it with grandpa on a bright summer’s day. We had the best arrangement, grandpa and I – he sliced, and I ate. Haha! And my watermelon love just kept growing from there.
I’m a fan of watermelon throughout the entire year, but there really is nothing as delicious as a ripe watermelon in the summer season. It’s fresh, the perfect amount of sweet, and how can we not talk about its beautiful bright colour! I love finding new ways to eat this yummy fruit, thus leads me to today’s recipe.
This salad is not only super simple to make, but also really yummy.
The sweet and salty combination of the watermelon and feta is perfectly delicious. And the flavours are only intensified with the rich balsamic vinaigrette over-top. Yummm…
So, let’s get into this Watermelon, Arugula and Feta Salad recipe already! This serves about four as a side dish. Enjoy!
Check out the Watermelon Arugula and Feta Salad recipe below:
Watermelon Arugula and Feta Salad with a Balsamic Vinaigrette
- 4 cups seedless watermelon, cubed into bite-sized pieces
- 5 ounces (1 package) arugula, rinsed, dried
- 1/3 cup red onion, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup feta, cubed
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- salt, to taste
- For the vinaigrette:
In a small bowl, combine the balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. Slowly add the olive oil, whisking as you go.
- For the salad:In a large bowl, gently toss together the arugula, watermelon, onion and feta. To this, add the vinaigrette and toss to combine. Serve immediately.
Happy first day of summer, my lovelies! Thanks so much for stopping by <3
Have you tried this Watermelon Arugula and Feta Salad? Let me below!
Photos by Tulip and Sage