This salad combines arugula, watermelon, feta and mint. It is a tried and true Barefoot Contessa recipe (she never gets it wrong…) and it was the first thing I thought to make for a beach pot-luck over the weekend. The salty feta is perfect with the sweet watermelon – making it the ideal refreshing, light and cool Summer salad.
Start with fresh watermelon and cut into cubes.
INGREDIENTS FOR SALAD:
2-3 cups seedless watermelon
6 cups baby arugula
12 ounces good feta cheese, diced (or you can buy pre-crumbled)
1 cup whole fresh mint leaves, julienned
INGREDIENTS FOR VINAIGRETTE:
1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons)
1/4 cup minced shallots (1 large)
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 cup good olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
HOW TO MAKE:
Whisk together the orange juice, lemon juice, shallots, honey, salt and pepper. Slowly pour in the olive oil – whisking constantly to form an emulsion. If not using within an hour, store the vinaigrette covered in the refrigerator.
Place the arugula, watermelon, feta and mint in a large bowl. Drizzle with enough vinaigrette to coat the greens lightly and toss well.
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