Nothing says Summer like watermelon!
This refreshing fruit is not only delicious served as a dessert or sweet snack, but also as a side dish
This sweet, chilled salad makes a perfect accompaniment to anything grilled
Or just a great, light lunch
Just a few easy steps and you’ll have a perfect side that looks elegant and tastes amazing!
In this case, I chose to make individual salad plates, but you could just as easily make a beautiful presentation on a platter if hosting a get together
Place a bed of fresh arugula on your serving plate
Then add seedless watermelon that you’ve cut into evenly sized cubes
This makes the presentation nice and also makes the salad easy to eat
Drizzle lightly with good quality extra virgin olive oil, sprinkle with a pinch of kosher salt, top with a chiffonade of fresh basil
Chiffonade sounds fancy, but it really just means thinly sliced
Add about a teaspoon of plain crumbled feta to each plate and drizzle with reduced balsamic
There you have it!
The sweetness from the watermelon paired with the saltiness of the feta and the peppery bite of the arugula…
A match made, well, in the kitchen!
Simply Sundays ~ Summer Watermelon Salad
2 cups arugula
2 cups of fresh, seedless watermelon
Drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
4 teaspoons plain, crumbled feta
Reduced balsamic for serving
Cut 2 cups of watermelon into uniformly sized cubes
Divide arugula and watermelon on 4 plates, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with kosher salt, top with a teaspoon each of crumbled feta and drizzle with reduced balsamic
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