Juicy Watermelon Salad Recipe

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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
MAKES:
10 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:
10 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + chilling

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

Directions

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, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet 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: 232 calories, 20g fat (5g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 295mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

  • 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
  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, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Originally published as Juicy Watermelon Salad in Taste of Home June/July 2012, p18

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tnea User ID: 7878350 249842
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2016

"anet

Lite House vinaigrette is wonderful with this salad."

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tkastner User ID: 3365487 230528
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2015

"This was soooo delicious, using the watermelon that I got at the Farmer's Market. Fresh homegrown fruit and vegetables are my faves. I will definitely be making this again.

Also, to help Robin23, Kraft & other brands make all kinds of different balsamic vinaigrette s. They are located right in with the other salad dressing. Or, look up a recipe to make your very own. Good luck!"

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batcats User ID: 8368268 228806
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2015

"I wanted to answer Robin23's question. There is a balsamic Vinaigrette. I have found this vingerette by different brand names, in the store. You will need to go to a Superstore such as HEB, Kroger's, Wal-Mart, Whole Foods Markets, or equivalent where you live, to find it. Hopes this helps. Lise"

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Robin23 User ID: 8209083 228804
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2015

"a bit confused about "vinaigrette" - do you mean "vinegar"?"

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DixieJan User ID: 6973328 196979
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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vjones32 User ID: 6781538 198899
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2012

"Sooo good! Everyone loves this recipe."

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reenies2000 User ID: 6843387 188079
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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mrsdumais User ID: 5999983 122891
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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clstew47 User ID: 6766825 188078
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2012

"DELISHOUS"

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GloriaDavis User ID: 5639659 126395
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2012

"refreshing"

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