July 23, 2016
I love mixing watermelon in salads during the summer. I know it might sound a little strange, but once you try it, I can assure you that you will like it! This particular salad is inspired by one of my favorite chef's, Ina Garten, and is one of my go-to side dishes for summer parties. In fact, when I'm trying to make a sure-bet dish, I always turn Ina; she really is the best.
Watermelon, Arugula and Feta Summer Salad
6 C. arugula
2 C. seedless watermelon (diced in cubes)
1 C. crumbled feta
1 C. chopped mint leaves
For the dressing:
1/4 C. fresh squeezed orange juice
1/4 C. fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 C. olive oil
1/4 C. minced shallots
1 tbs. honey
1 tsp. coarse sea salt
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
In a medium size bowl, whisk together the orange juice, lemon juice, oil, shallots, honey, salt, and pepper.
Place the arugula, watermelon, feta, and mint in a large bowl. Add in dressing (enough to coat the salad lightly). Add in extra sea salt or pepper if needed.