Melon Arugula Salad with Ham Recipe

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The healthy antioxidants in this melon salad are always appreciated by my summer dining guests! I like to save my melon rinds, cut them into large wedges and use them as a serving dish. It makes a lovely presentation and is easy to clean up.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 cups cubed watermelon
  • 2 cups cubed honeydew
  • 2-1/2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 small cucumber, coarsely chopped
  • 8 cups fresh arugula
  • 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

Nutritional Facts

2 cups: 202 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 646mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 2g fiber), 12g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fruit.


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar and honey. Add both melons, ham and cucumber; toss to coat.
  2. To serve, arrange arugula on a platter. Top with melon mixture; sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Melon Arugula Salad with Ham in Healthy Cooking Annual Recipes Annual 2017, p151

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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