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Watermelon and Arugula Salad


I have made this salad many times, even in the winter. It is so very tasty, beautiful, refreshing....even elegant (yet easy! enough to serve for parties. Though, I often treat myself with just the salad and a glass of wine for dinner - nice!

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  • Ingredients
  • 1/2 pound baby arugula leaves
  • 2 pounds seedless watermelon, 3/4-inch-diced (3 pounds with the rind)
  • 1/3 cup good olive oil
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 -pound chunk Parmesan cheese


Servings 6
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 15mins
Adapted from


Step 1


Place the arugula and watermelon in a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Pour enough dressing on the arugula to moisten. Toss well and place on 6 salad plates.

With a very sharp knife or a vegetable peeler, shave the Parmesan into large shards and sprinkle them on the arugula and watermelon. Sprinkle with salt and serve.

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