Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Arugula, Watermelon + Feta Salad




I went out to lunch with my friend and we really feasted; we indulged with empanadas, Yuca fries, and rum cake at this amazing Cuban restaurant, Zafra, in New Haven.  When it was dinner time, I was feeling a little guilt for my lunch-feast so I wanted a light meal that was easy to throw together.  Since the weather has been so nice the last few days (in the 70s), I was really craving fruit.  I had some left-over watermelon and made this delicious salad that was the perfect summer-time salad.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups Arugula
  • Watermelon (about 1/4 cut into cubes)
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese crumbles
  • 1-2 fresh mint leaves chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
Directions:  Wash and dry arugula.  Chop watermelon into small cubes.  Toss salad with watermelon, feta, chopped mint leaves. Top with desired toppings such as sunflower seeds and/or slivered almonds.  I topped a balsamic glaze that I found at Trader Joe's and it was the perfect sweet compliment to this salad.


Ever After,
Jamie

21 comments:

  1. I saw this on instagram and was quite intrigued by watermelon in salad! lol it does sound yummy!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. haha, it's surprisingly good!! xxo
      Jamie
      www.jamieeverafter.com

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  2. I am not a huge arugula fan but I loveeee me some watermelon and oh my does this look mouthwatering delish and so perfect for the warmer days! And easy!

    Xox Dana Ivy // www.iadorewhatilove.com

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    1. the watermelon and cheese definitely balance the strong arugula taste! xo

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  3. Oh man, I LOVE yuca fries --- but this salad looks fantastic and is way more guilt-free! Thanks for sharing - the second this snow is gone, I'll be whipping one of these up!

    -Clarissa @ The View From Here

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    1. I know the Yuca fries were amazinnnggg! We luckily have had a warm spell but April in NE england can be unpredictable!

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  4. This looks so delicious! What a good looking salad and so healthy. Perfect for this summer!

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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    1. I am itching for summer so this salad helped!! xxo Thanks Kathrine

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  5. I love watermelon and arugula both but never had both of them together. I am going to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing:)

    www.hugshomemade.com

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  6. Looks so delicious and fresh! Xx

    www.thefashionfolks.com

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  7. Never thought of adding a watermelon to my salad, but honestly it looks amazing! Will be trying it soon, thank you for sharing!

    Paulina


    shenanigan-ska.blogspot.com

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    1. it really is so good. thanks for stopping by PAulina!

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  8. Yum this looks delish! I love adding fruits into my summer salads

    michellespaige.com

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    1. me too.. they are so refreshing with fruit! Thanks michelle

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  9. Love your blog! I am a new follower <3

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  10. Hello! This post is so delicious!
    *new follower on the blog
    RĂȘtro Vintage Maggie

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    1. thank you Magda. and thanks for following xo

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  11. Looks delicious, thanks for sharing xx
    http://art-love-fashion.blogspot.com.au

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