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Watermelon Arugula Salad

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This watermelon arugula salad is the perfect light and refreshing dish for summer! It’s made with watermelon, arugula, fresh mint, feta cheese, olive oil, lemon juice and salt and pepper. It’s one of the quickest and easiest salads – so perfect for those lazy summer days.

watermelon arugula salad in a white bowl surrounded by flowers

Watermelon Arugula Salad

Does anyone else just want to eat watermelon all day long when it’s the middle of summer and the weather is too hot!? That’s why I looove this salad. It’s so light and refreshing with the perfect surprise of flavors in every bite. Plus, it takes less than 5 minutes to put together.

watermelon arugula salad ingredients

Watermelon Arugula Salad Ingredients

The ingredients you’ll need are really simple.

  • about half of a watermelon
  • fresh mint
  • arugula
  • freshly squeezed lemon
  • olive oil
  • maple syrup
  • and feta cheese

What Kind Of Dressing Goes On A Watermelon Arugula Salad?

Probably the easiest part of this salad is the dressing. This is one of my best cooking hacks – make the dressing in the bowl before you add the salad ingredients, then toss it all together! So easy.

I’ve kept the salad dressing super simple: I used olive oil, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and maple syrup or honey (I always use maple syrup because I prefer the taste.) That’s it!

watermelon arugula salad with lemons in a white bowl

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Watermelon Arugula Salad

Watermelon arugula salad with feta cheese is a light and fresh summer salad. Perfect recipe for barbecues, fourth of july, or a picnic.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 243kcal


  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • ½ freshly squeezed lemon - juiced
  • 4 cups watermelon - cubed
  • ¼ cup fresh mint - chopped
  • 3 cups arugula
  • cup feta cheese
  • sea salt and pepper


  • In a large bowl, add olive oil, honey or maple syrup, freshly squeezed juice from a lemon, and whisk together.
  • Add in the watermelon and arugula. Toss with the salad dressing.
  • Sprinkle the feta cheese over top of salad and season with salt and pepper. Serve and enjoy.
Serving: 4g | Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 286mg | Potassium: 267mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 1446IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 166mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition Info Note: The actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes and the size and number of what you make. The nutritional values provided above are just an estimate. Actual numbers will vary based on brands you choose and the ingredients you use.

If you’re looking for more specific details (for example, to track your macros) then I recommend adding specific brand ingredients and this recipe to a food tracker app on your phone.

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