Juicy Watermelon Salad Recipe
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Juicy Watermelon Salad Recipe

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This fruit salad has such a surprising yet fabulous mix of flavors that friends often ask for the recipe. Combine seedless watermelon varieties in yellow, red and pink for a colorful twist. —Heidi Haight, Macomb, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 cups cubed seedless watermelon (about 1 medium)
  • 1 small red onion, cut into rings
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts or slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1 cup fresh arugula or baby spinach
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinaigrette
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • Watermelon slices, optional
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled blue cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 232 calories, 20 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 295 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine watermelon and onion; cover and refrigerate until cold, about 30 minutes. Just before serving, add macadamia nuts and arugula to watermelon mixture. In a small bowl, whisk vinaigrette and oil; drizzle over salad and toss to coat. Serve over sliced watermelon, if desired. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 10 servings.
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, spread in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 5-10 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Or, spread in a dry nonstick skillet and heat over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Originally published as Juicy Watermelon Salad in Taste of Home June/July 2012, p18

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 232 calories, 20 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 295 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Jun. 28, 2013

Very quick and easy. Replaced the nuts with raisins and that added another layer of sweetness. Also added fresh parsley. Even my husband liked it. A great way to dress up watermelon!

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Reviewed Oct. 27, 2012

Sooo good! Everyone loves this recipe.

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Reviewed Sep. 3, 2012

Another very easy and delicious recipe. Very refreshing and something different to serve company. None of the ingredients are unusual so even fussy eaters will enjoy this one.

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Reviewed Sep. 2, 2012

It is surprising to put the cheese and onions with watermelon, but soooo good! I served as a side at a party, was a big hit!

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Reviewed Jul. 9, 2012

DELISHOUS

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