Now that it's almost summertime, I am craving light dinners full of fresh, simple ingredients. There is nothing better than the abundance of delicious fruit that is in season right now! I can't get enough of watermelon... by itself, drizzled with olive oil and salt, with mint... it's. so. good.
This salad comes together quickly and is bursting with fresh flavor. The peppery arugula, salty cheese, and sweet watermelon are the perfect combination for a light lunch or a healthy side dish. Add grilled chicken or seared scallops and serve this for dinner!
Arugula, Watermelon, Feta & Mint Salad
1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice, plus zest
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice, plus zest
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 cup good olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
6 cups arugula
3 cups seedless watermelon, rind removed, and cut in 1-inch cubes
12 ounces feta cheese, diced in 1-inch cubes
1 cup mint leaves, chopped
In a small bowl, zest orange and lemon. Add orange and lemon juice, olive oil, honey, salt & pepper. Whisk to combine.
In a large bowl, add diced watermelon, feta, mint, and arugula. If you plan to serve the salad immediately, add the citrus dressing and toss to combine. If not, cover and refrigerate the salad and dressing separately, and dress the salad immediately before serving.