Watermelon and Arugula Salad

If you're looking for a salad that has something salty, something sweet, and something peppery, then this salad is for you.

Prep Time5-10 minutes

Total Time5-10 minutes

Yield6 servings


  • 1/2 pound baby arugula leaves
  • 2 pounds seedless watermelon, 3/4-inch-diced
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2-pound chunk Parmesan cheese


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Taste and adjust seasoning if desired.
  2. Place the arugula and watermelon in a large bowl.
  3. Pour enough dressing on the arugula to lightly moisten the leaves. Toss gently.
  4. Plate the salad and, using a very sharp knife or a vegetable peeler, shave the Parmesan into large shards, sprinkling them on top of the arugula and watermelon.
  5. Season with salt and serve.

Recipe by Taste As You Go // adapted from Barefoot Contessa, How Easy is That? | Original Recipe on Taste As You Go

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