Monday, June 11, 2012

Watermelon, Cucumber and Arugula Salad

 A couple weeks ago, I went out to lunch with the two other people in my office to a pizza place.  As someone who doesn't eat a ton of cheese, this wasn't really super appealing to me, but I figured there would be something appetizing on the menu of an Italian cafe.  This salad screamed at me to order it, and it was absolutely perfect for a hot May day: sweet watermelon; crisp, cool cucumber; bitter, earthy arugula; and a light, tangy lemon vinaigrette to tie it all together.
I recreated it for a dinner at home last week, and it was absolutely wonderful and light.  JP and I paired the salad with a Spanish pan con tomate and a cool glass of white wine.  Cheers to finding a unique new summer dish!

Watermelon, Cucumber and Arugula Salad
4 c. arugula, washed and rinsed
3 c. cubed seedless watermelon
1/2 cucumber, peeled into thin ribbons 
Lemon vinaigrette, recipe below

Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium-sized bowl, and top with vinaigrette. 

Easy, Light Lemon Vinaigrette
3 Tbsp. good quality olive oil
juice from 1 large lemon
Salt and pepper to taste

Combine ingredients in a small jar, shake and pour over salad.

This is what I look like when prepping a watermelon for this dish.  Reppin' Flagler College!


  1. Yum yum - I am going to make this! Never peeled a watermelon before though!

  2. Awwwww!! Your Flagler shirt makes me miss you even more!!!!