Watermelon, Arugula, & Feta Summer Salad
This Watermelon, Arugula, Feta Salad is summer in a bowl. Say goodbye to boring salads and hello to bursts of flavor and a peppery bite!
This salad is not only flavorful, but it also provides a variety of textures, nutrients, and is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Check out the nutrition information below.
Lime: Limes and their juice are a good source of vitamin c and folate. They are a great antioxidant helping to support the immune system and can aid in the prevention of heart disease.
Honey: A natural sweetener that your body knows how to process. When using local raw honey it can help with seasonal allergies.
Arugula: A peppery leafy green that's packed with nutrients including: Vitamins A, C, and K. It also is a great source of fiber, folate, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. This powerful green can help to decrease inflammation and can help detox the liver.
Watermelon: A good source of vitamin c, but the stand out for watermelon is it's diverse phytonutrients. These nutrients make watermelon great as an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and cardiovascular treat. Enjoy it knowing you are getting a good dose of lycopene and if you're an athlete it's great for recovery.
Cucumber: A great source of Vitamin K and also provides B and C vitamins. It's also an excellent source of the mineral molybdenum. Surprisingly the seeds of a cucumber also pack a nutrient punch of flavonoids.
Walnuts: Omega 3 fats and antioxidants.
Feta: A good source of calcium, iron, magnesium, and can provide probiotic benefits. Don't forget to choose a quality sourced option.
Watermelon, Arugula, & Feta Salad with Honey Lime Vinaigrette
Honey Lime Vinaigrette Ingredients:
Zest of 1 Lime
1/4 C. Fresh Lime Juice
1 T. Honey
1/4 tsp. Sea Salt
1 T. Citrus Champagne Vinegar
1/4 C. EVOO
5 oz. Arugula
2 C. Watermelon, chopped
1/2 C. Cucumber, chopped
1/2 C. Walnuts, chopped
3 oz. Feta
Chicken or Shrimp (optional)
In a half pint sized mason jar add ingredients for dressing. Place lid on tightly and shake.
In a large bowl add arugula, 1 cup of watermelon, 1/2 cup cucumber, 1/4 cup walnuts, and 1.5 ounces of feta. Toss Lightly.
Add remaining watermelon, feta, and walnuts to the top for presentation.
Top with Chicken or Shrimp.
Serve dressing on side. Enjoy!