Strawberry and Watermelon Arugula Salad | foodiecrush.com

Strawberries. Watermelon. Arugula. Feta.

Sweet. Sweet. Bitter. Tang.

This super simple salad with somewhat oddly paired ingredients melds so perfectly together that it creates a total flavor explosion. And it tells every one of your senses: baby, summer is on it’s way. Strawberries. Watermelon. Yum.

With some easy chopping and zero time in front of the stove, this salad is a cool side to a spicy main like BBQ ribs or Thai skewered beef. Add a bit sliced grilled chicken for some protein and bang, you have a main course or double the recipe and you’ll have a great pot luck that will stun Aunt Audrey at the family reunion.

Strawberry Watermelon and Feta Salad
 
Serves: Serves 4 as appetizer, 2 as main course
Ingredients
  • 3 cups seedless watermelon, chopped into ½ inch pieces
  • 3 cups strawberries, sliced
  • ¼ red onion, sliced very thinly
  • 4 cups spicy arugula
  • ¾ C fresh basil, chiffonade (optional)
  • ½ C crumbled feta cheese or more to taste
  • ⅓ C fruity extra virgin olive oil
  • 1½ T balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp agave syrup or to taste
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, gently combine first five ingredients. Mix together olive oil, vinegar and agave and taste for sweetness and dress strawberry mixture. Top with feta cheese, salt and pepper and serve.

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