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Want a refreshing summer salad, ready in 15 minutes? This Watermelon Feta & Arugula Salad hits the spot. Plus, blueberries and mint add an extra burst of flavour!

salad with arugula, watermelon, feta, blueberries, avocado on white plate

There’s nothing quite like juicy and refreshing salads in the summer. The combination of fresh, seasonal fruits, vegetables, and herbs adds SO much flavour to an otherwise simple dish.

When it’s scorching hot out, I want nothing more than a refreshing meal that requires no oven or stove – which is why I often turn to salads!

This Watermelon Feta & Arugula Salad is perfect for those hot summer months. It’s ultra-hydrating, delicious, and comes together in just 15 minutes.

Want more summer salad recipe inspiration? Check out my roundup of 20+ easy, healthy summer salad recipes for more ideas!

salad with arugula, watermelon, feta, blueberries, avocado on white plate

How To Make Watermelon Salad

There is zero “cooking time” involved with this salad; rather, all it requires is preparation of a few simple ingredients!

Preparing the watermelon is probably the most time-consuming part of the recipe. To do this, you can either use a teaspoon to scoop out little “balls” of melon (like I did). Or, you can slice watermelon into 1-inch cubes.

Once your watermelon is ready, simply add a few large handfuls of baby arugula to a bowl, along with fresh blueberries, chopped mint, sliced avocado, and some crumbled feta.

To make the dressing, just mix olive oil, fresh lemon juice, salt, and pepper into a jar and give it a good shake. Toss the salad with the dressing, and you’re done.

It might sound simple, but I promise that this Watermelon Feta & Arugula Salad is BURSTING with flavour!

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Nutritional Benefits Of Watermelon

Watermelon may just be the ultimate summer fruit, thanks to it’s incredible hydrating properties. True to its name, watermelon is over 90% water, helping you reach your daily fluid needs. Because the fruit is primarily water, it contains very little protein, fat, or energy (calories).

In the macronutrient department, watermelon provides about 12 grams of carbs per cup, and less than 1 gram of either protein or fat.

When it comes to micronutrients, watermelon is a decent source of vitamin C, beta-carotene (which converts to vitamin A), potassium, and copper.

Watermelon is also one of the best sources of an antioxidant called lycopene, which gives the fruit its red colour!

salad with arugula, watermelon, feta, blueberries, avocado on white plate

Nutritional Benefits of Arugula

Arugula is an incredibly nutrient-dense food and an excellent source of many micronutrients.

A 2-cup serving of arugula (40 grams) provides over:

  • 50% of your daily vitamin K needs
  • 20% of your vitamin A needs
  • 8% of your daily vitamin C, folate, and calcium needs

TIP: This leafy green has a distinct peppery taste, which it seems people either love or hate. To reap the health benefits of arugula, try tossing it in a lemon-based salad dressing (as in this recipe). I find that the lemon helps to cut the pepperiness of arugula!

salad with arugula, watermelon, feta, blueberries, avocado on white plate

Nutritional Benefits of Blueberries

Blueberries are another rich source of vitamins and antioxidants!

A 1-cup serving of blueberries provides:

  • almost 4 grams of dietary fibre
  • 24% of your daily vitamin C needs
  • 36% of your daily vitamin K

Blueberries are also a source of other micronutrients like:

  • potassium
  • manganese
  • vitamin E
  • vitamin B6
  • copper

These richly-coloured berries are well known for their high antioxidant content. In particular, blueberries are rich in anthocyanins (polyphenols), which help to lower your risk of heart disease.

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Want a refreshing summer salad, ready in 15 mins? This Watermelon Feta & Arugula Salad hits the spot. Plus, blueberries & mint add an extra burst of flavour!
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 a mini watermelon
  • 3 cups arugula
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 medium-sized avocado, sliced
  • 1 cup fresh mint
  • 1/3 cup feta, crumbled

Salad Dressing:

  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 a lemon, juiced
  • Salt + pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Slice mini watermelon in half. Then, either chop watermelon into slices and cut 1-inch cubes of melon, OR use a teaspoon to scoop out small balls of melon. Cover and save unused half of melon in the fridge.
  • Tear or chop mint into pieces.
  • In a large bowl, combine arugula, blueberries, avocado slices, mint, feta, and watermelon chunks/balls.
  • In a small jar with lid, combine dressing ingredients. Shake well and pour over salad.
  • Toss salad until all ingredients are well-coated with dressing. Adjust seasonings to taste and feel free to add more of any ingredient!
  • Enjoy immediately or chill in the fridge for 30 minutes before serving.

Notes

*Recipe will make about 4 small side servings, or 2 large ones.
*Best enjoyed cold!

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