After consuming copious amounts of burgers and hot dogs on the Fourth, I'm ready to lighten up Sunday brunch. My wife makes this amazing watermelon, feta, and arugula salad every year for a friend's summer potluck party. She adapted the salad from You on a Diet. This year's party took place on July 3, so this recipe's clean, tangy, and fruity flavors are fresh in my mind. Although I love the creamier, less-salty-but-still-punchy taste of French feta cheese, any feta will do. Serve this salad with pieces of grilled or warm pita bread.
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- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 2 small shallots, minced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 large bunches of arugula (6 cups packed), washed and dried
- 2 cups cubed seedless watermelon
- 1 cup (4 ounces) French feta cheese, crumbled
Combine oil, vinegar, and shallots; mix well. Season to taste with salt and pepper; let stand 5 minutes.
Arrange arugula on 4 serving plates or bowls.
Arrange watermelon and cheese on top of arugula; drizzle with dressing.