Looking for the perfect summer salad or ideal dish to serve when entertaining this season? We’ve got just the thing with this gorgeous watermelon mint and arugula salad from Lindsay at Weeknight Bite! We’re already drooling… Below, she shares the recipe for this super simple, fresh, and flavorful salad that you’ll be whipping up all summer long. P.S. the colors in this dish make it perfect for the Fourth of July as well!
Watermelon Arugula & Mint Salad with Balsamic Glaze
For the Salad:
2 cups seedless watermelon, cut into 1-inch cubes
6 cups arugula
1/3 cup crumbled feta (or an almond milk cheese for dairy free)
1/4 cup pistachios, roughly chopped
1/3 cup fresh mint, roughly chopped or torn
3-4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Salt & pepper to taste
For the balsamic glaze:
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons coconut sugar
1. Place a bed of arugula in a large bowl or on a platter. Add the watermelon cubes and crumbled feta (or other cheese of choice). Toss with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
2. Add chopped pistachios and freshly torn mint on top.
3. Add balsamic vinegar and coconut sugar into a small saucepan over medium heat. Once the mixture begins to bubble, reduce the heat to medium-low heat and allow to simmer until it thickens and reduces by about half – should take 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
4. Once the balsamic glaze has cooled, drizzle it over the top of the salad.
5. Serve & enjoy!