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Watermelon and Arugula Salad

If you are looking for a fresh, light salad for the summer. This is it. It’s easy. It’s fast. It’s fabulous.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword watermelon arugula salad recipe, wawtermelon arugula salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 311 kcal
Author Janet Barton


  • 1/2 pound baby arugula leaves
  • 2 pounds seedless watermelon 3/4-inch-diced (3 pounds with the rind)
  • 1/3 cup good olive oil
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 lemons
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 pound chunk Parmesan cheese


  1. Place the arugula and watermelon in a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Pour enough dressing on the arugula to moisten.

  2. Toss well and place on 6 salad plates.
  3. With a very sharp knife or a vegetable peeler, shave the Parmesan into large shards and sprinkle them on the arugula and watermelon. Sprinkle with salt and serve. (Ina Garten)

Nutrition Facts
Watermelon and Arugula Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 311 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 1005mg42%
Potassium 354mg10%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 2055IU41%
Vitamin C 21.9mg27%
Calcium 519mg52%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.