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So Simple, So Summery, So Good: Watermelon-Tomato and Arugula Salad

July 26, 2011

This Watermelon-Tomato, Arugula Salad is a true taste of summer. This salad was inspired by a similar salad I had at George’s Restaurant in Alys Beach, Florida, one of my favorite places. The fresh combination of peppery arugula topped with sweet watermelon, mild yellow tomatoes and flavorful goat cheese mesh together perfectly. You don’t even need to use olive oil because it’s so healthy and low in fat. I drizzled mine with balsamic vinegar and fresh pepper, and that’s all I needed. Feel free to add grilled shrimp or grilled chicken to make this a main-dish salad as well. This is definitely my new favorite summer salad.

Watermelon-Tomato and Arugula Salad

Prep: 20 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
1 (6-ounce) package arugula leaves
2 medium yellow tomatoes, thinly sliced
11/3 cups fresh watermelon cubes
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
4 ounces crumbled goat cheese (I love Belle Chevre)
1 Balsamic Vinegar, freshly ground pepper
1. Arrange arugula leaves evenly among 4 salad plates. Top evenly with tomatoes, watermelon, basil and goat cheese. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and sprinkle with pepper. Serve immediately.


15 Responses to “So Simple, So Summery, So Good: Watermelon-Tomato and Arugula Salad”
Barbara says:
July, 26 2011at 12:10 pm
This is beautiful! Great looking summer salad, Alison
Candi says:
July, 26 2011at 12:10 pm
I can't wait to make this. I love the mixture of yellow tomatoes with watermelon and goat cheese. Yum!
July, 26 2011at 03:04 pm
Love this salad, Alison. I can just imagine that the combination of flavors is extraordinary!
Nancy says:
July, 26 2011at 03:47 pm
Gorgeous! This is going on this weekend's menu
July, 26 2011at 03:59 pm
Watermelon just makes everything better...
Marla says:
July, 26 2011at 04:15 pm
Love the watermelon in this salad!!
Marci says:
July, 26 2011at 05:05 pm
We went to George's last December when we visited Destin and took a drive to Alys Beach. We loved it! We were just back in Destin for the 2nd time this summer and went to Seaside and ate at Southern Kitchen, also great.
July, 26 2011at 05:21 pm
What a delicious refreshing and healthy salad!
July, 26 2011at 06:13 pm
Love summery salads!
Jeanette says:
July, 26 2011at 07:40 pm
What a pretty summer salad - just made something similar for dinner the other night, so refreshing with the watermelon!
Kay says:
July, 27 2011at 03:41 pm
I think I will try this tonight, but with sherry vinegar and olive oil. I'll let you know how it is
July, 28 2011at 03:31 am
Yummy! Balsamic vinegar goes so well with watermelon.
August, 11 2011at 12:02 pm
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October, 01 2012at 08:05 pm
Nice. I wouldn't have thought of putting the yellow tomato in it, but with the mildness of the yellow tomato I can see how that would really work. I like the addition of the basil in this, too.
April, 15 2014at 01:42 pm
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