Watermelon & Spinach Salad Recipe

4.5 10 10
Watermelon & Spinach Salad Recipe
Watermelon & Spinach Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Publisher Photo

Watermelon & Spinach Salad Recipe

Read Reviews
4.5 10 10
Publisher Photo
Summer's the perfect time to toss up this watermelon salad. You'd never expect it, but spinach is awesome here. Eat it and feel cool on even the hottest days. —Marjorie Au, Honolulu, Hawaii
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime peel
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 4 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • SALAD:
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach or arugula
  • 3 cups cubed seedless watermelon
  • 2 cups cubed cantaloupe
  • 2 cups cubed English cucumber
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 green onions, chopped

Directions

In a small bowl, whisk the first nine ingredients. In a large bowl, combine salad ingredients. Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat; serve immediately. Yield: 8 servings.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Try adding a touch of honey to the dressing if your melon isn't super sweet. It will wake it right up!
  • English cucumbers are firmer and less watery than regular cukes. To aid your preparation of this salad, halve a regular cucumber lengthwise and use a spoon to scoop out the seeds before cubing.
  • Originally published as Watermelon & Spinach Salad in Taste of Home June/July 2015

    Nutritional Facts

    1 cup: 84 calories, 4g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 288mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit.

    • 1/4 cup rice vinegar or white wine vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon grated lime peel
    • 2 tablespoons lime juice
    • 2 tablespoons canola oil
    • 4 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
    • SALAD:
    • 4 cups fresh baby spinach or arugula
    • 3 cups cubed seedless watermelon
    • 2 cups cubed cantaloupe
    • 2 cups cubed English cucumber
    • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
    • 2 green onions, chopped
    1. In a small bowl, whisk the first nine ingredients. In a large bowl, combine salad ingredients. Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat; serve immediately. Yield: 8 servings.

    Test Kitchen Tips
  • Try adding a touch of honey to the dressing if your melon isn't super sweet. It will wake it right up!
  • English cucumbers are firmer and less watery than regular cukes. To aid your preparation of this salad, halve a regular cucumber lengthwise and use a spoon to scoop out the seeds before cubing.
  • Originally published as Watermelon & Spinach Salad in Taste of Home June/July 2015

    Select the Newsletters that interest you to subscribe

    By entering my email and clicking the subscribe button below, I am opting to receive the newsletters I have selected.

    Please enter a valid email

    You Are successfully subscribed

    ERROR! Please try Again

    Reviews forWatermelon & Spinach Salad

    My Review
    Click stars to rate
    Loading Image
    Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
    Sort By :

    Average Rating
    MY REVIEW
    pvvuxchn User ID: 1475903 250495
    Reviewed Jul. 15, 2016

    "Interesting combination of fruits and vegetables, so made for summer luncheon. Had lots of leftovers; gets watery so doesn't keep long. Did not like the dressing. Too tangy with all the ginger root, vinegar and lime. Might have preferred with a honey yogurt or poppyseed dressing. Probably never make again as felt wasted lots of ingredients that could have enjoyed in separate spinach and fruit salads."

    MY REVIEW
    LadyDiBellevue User ID: 3165769 250133
    Reviewed Jul. 5, 2016

    "Delicious! The vinaigrette is the perfect foil for the sweet melon. I made it for a birthday party and it received rave reviews. I am tempted to add 1/2 a finely minced jalapeno to give it just a little more heat, and a diced avocado for a texture foil, besides which, the vinaigrette would be divine on avocado!"

    MY REVIEW
    danielleylee User ID: 4484886 232409
    Reviewed Sep. 7, 2015

    "This salad is delicious even without the dressing but the dressing brings it to another level. I made it for a picnic yesterday and everyone wanted to recipe."

    MY REVIEW
    joedebfry User ID: 265172 228297
    Reviewed Jun. 21, 2015 Edited Jul. 3, 2016

    "Excellent! As someone else said, it's summer in a bowl!

    Update: Today I added cooked, diced chicken to the salad and made it a main dish salad. Excellent, also!"

    MY REVIEW
    maryHodges User ID: 3263641 228049
    Reviewed Jun. 16, 2015

    "Haven't made it yet, but it sounds intriguing! Can anyone comment on how long they held the salad after putting it together? I'd like to take this to a potluck."

    MY REVIEW
    cynandtom User ID: 2224843 227608
    Reviewed Jun. 8, 2015

    "I am not a big salad lover, but I absolutely loved this! I substituted a Yogurt, Honey Lime dressing and it was absolutely delicious. The sweetness of the fruit and dressing cut through the bitterness of the spinach! Yum!"

    MY REVIEW
    justmbeth User ID: 1196484 227362
    Reviewed Jun. 3, 2015

    "Fabulous! Who would have guessed this combination would be outstanding??? I got a few odd looks when I mentioned I was going to prepare this. Everyone raved about it. I used white wine vinegar."

    MY REVIEW
    destinyworks User ID: 2382809 227073
    Reviewed May. 28, 2015

    "All these flavors work so well together. Tastes like summer in a salad - we loved it!"

    MY REVIEW
    LisaAnne119 User ID: 6458210 226955
    Reviewed May. 25, 2015

    "Made this tonight and both of my grown children asked to take home the leftovers. Company loved it too. Extremely flavorful. Like nothing I've ever had before. I used ginger paste instead of grating my ginger root and it seemed to work beautifully. This is a keeper recipe."

    MY REVIEW
    dublinlab User ID: 1682119 226083
    Reviewed May. 8, 2015

    "Amazing. I didn't put the garlic in, doesn't appeal to me. The cantaloupe at the store looked like a rock so l used fresh pineapple. This was so GOOD! I served it with left over a chicken and crusty buns."

    Loading Image