Blueberry Watermelon Salad – Simple Side
This Blueberry Watermelon Salad is the perfect summer side dish. Sweet fruits combine with peppery arugula to create a delicious and fresh salad recipe
We are holding onto summer as long as possible around here.
It’s been relatively easy to do since the last 4 days here in Northern CA have been 110+ degrees!!
We lived by the pool this weekend to keep from overheating. We spent the long weekend swimming & enjoying the end of summer before the kids go back to school tomorrow.
On Saturday, we had friends over for dinner and I threw together this Blueberry Watermelon Salad. It’s easy, fresh and just makes you cherish these last weeks of summer.
The peppery arugula is the perfect choice of greens for this salad because it holds up against the sweet fruit and doesn’t get soggy quickly like some forms of lettuce.
This salad dressing is also the easiest dressing on earth. It’s light but full of flavor. The salad has natural sweetness from the melon and berries, so no additional honey or sweetener was needed in the vinaigrette. Plus bonus points for adding in all those blueberry rockstar health benefits!
I bought a huge watermelon at the store this weekend, so you can bet I’ll be enjoying this salad all week long!
Eventually I guess I will have to put my summer dreams away and embrace the fall. This Sweet and Salty Granola recipe from The Fitchen sounds like the perfect treat for transitioning into the new season.
Until then, Viva la Summer!
- 4 cups arugula, roughly chopped
- ¼ red onion, diced or thinly sliced
- ½ cup blueberries
- ¾ cup watermelon, cubed
- ¼ cup feta cheese, crumbled
- ¼ cup olive oil
- juice of ½ lemon
- fresh ground pepper
- Combine the arugula, red onion, blueberries, watermelon and feta cheese in a large salad bowl.
- In a small jar, combine the olive oil, lemon juice and black pepper. Whisk or shake until mixed
- Pour the dressing over the salad right before serving.