Watermelon and Spinach Salad
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar or white wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon grated lime zest
- 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
- 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
- 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.
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Nutrition Facts1 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.
Jul 19, 2018
I was a little hesitant to try this recipe--seemed like a bit of a stretch with the combination of ingredients. I am so glad that I did! We loved it and will definitely fix again. I followed the recipe to a tee and used rice vinegar. It's a keeper! Thanks for sharing.
Jan 8, 2018
Spinach and watermelon wouldn't have been my first choices to mix together, so I was pleasantly surprised that they went so well together here. The salad itself could be used with lots of other dressings. The hint about scooping out the cucumber seeds was helpful.
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.
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!
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.
Jun 21, 2015
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!
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.
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!
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.
May 28, 2015
All these flavors work so well together. Tastes like summer in a salad - we loved it!