Watermelon Arugula Salad

Weight loss and fitness blogger from San Diego

[ Ruby red watermelon chunks ]

Despite the winter season, I have been harboring a craving for a refreshing salad. Nothing sounded more satisfying than a combo of fresh fruit and leafy greens. This watermelon, arugula and cucumber infusion hit the spot; in fact, I am going to make it again this upcoming weekend.

Weight loss and fitness blogger from San Diego

[ My favorite kind of lettuce: arugula [[ contains tons of vitamins & minerals]] ]

Weight loss and fitness blogger from San Diego

[ Organic red bell pepper ]

Weight loss and fitness blogger from San Diego

[ Sliced hot house cucumbers ]

Weight loss and fitness blogger from San Diego

[ Fresh greens + watermelon slices ]



Watermelon Arugula Salad 

1/2 a packet of arugula lettuce

1 cup of kale

1/2 cup of chopped up watermelon

1/2 sliced hot house cucumber

1 sliced red bell pepper

2 squeezes of lemon [ I love Meyer lemons ]


South Beach Vinaigrette Dressing

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

3 tablespoons red wine vinegar

1 tablespoon of vegetable oil

1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Mix dressing ingredients [ I used a martini shaker to combine all my salad dressing ingredients up ]. Set aside in the fridge. Cut up kale in to small bite-size pieces, chop watermelon, cucumbers and slice the bell pepper. Mix together in a bowl & add lemon and arugula. Add dressing and toss the salad lightly. This pairs well with a glass of Pinot Grigio!


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5 replies to “Watermelon Arugula Salad”

  1. I would never have thought to combine watermelon with arugala, but it looks fresh and cleansing. Also photographs well 🙂

  2. I have a recipe like this, too! My friend introduced me to the watermelon/arugula salad concept when I was visiting her house. The watermelon totally takes away the bitterness of the arugula, even my teen will eat an arugula salad when I make it with watermelon!