Spinach, Arugula, Watermelon and Feta Salad
Circle B Kitchen
Because this is a dead simple salad, you must be sure that each ingredient is really wonderful, starting with really fresh greens and a sweet, juicy watermelon. And it's super important to use a really GOOD feta cheese...a creamy one in a block, not already crumbled (too dry). I like the Pastures of Eden feta cheese from Trader Joe's, but any good feta will work. One last thing... to make your salad look as beautiful as it tastes, only dress the greens with balsamic vinaigrette and then add the watermelon and feta to the top. Mixing it all with the vinaigrette with discolor your watermelon and the feta cheese. But it doesn't affect the flavor.
Serves how ever many you need it to.
Several handfuls of fresh baby spinach and arugula
As much watermelon as you think appropriate to the amount of greens you're using
Just enough feta cheese, but not too much
Fresh cracked black pepper
For the vinaigrette:
Equal amounts of extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar
a good amount of salt and pepper
Mix your vinaigrette in a small jar and set aside while you prep your ingredients.
Toss the spinach and arugula with the just enough of the vinaigrette to coat the leaves but not sog it down.
Top the dressed greens with chunks of watermelon and a good sprinkling of creamy feta cheese and a dusting of fresh, cracked black pepper.