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Salad With Watermelon

The other night I made homemade pizza for dinner. I decided to make an arugula salad, but was bored with my usual combinations. Played around with some stuff that was in the fridge and came up with an awesome salad that even my husband loved- he typically doesn't eat salad because it "takes up space in his stomach."

Here goes.. I tossed some arugula with balsamic, olive oil, salt, and coarse black pepper. Added in some watermelon chunks, tossed it all together and plated it so that the watermelon sat on top of the arugula. It needed something else... so I added some balsamic glazed cippolini onions that I had in the fridge.

Turned out to be a delicious salad with a mix of warm and cool, peppery and sweet. Cant wait to make it again!

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  1. Sounds awesome...I make a similar salad with the addition of feta and occasionally mint, and it's great too. The thought has me craving summertime...

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    1. re: RosemaryHoney

      I agree...the feta and watermelon make an excellent combination.

    2. This is one of our families favorite summer salads, watermelon and Mozz. Great for picnics.
      http://gourmetfood.about.com/od/gourm...

      1. here's a retro salad from the past:
        watermelon cubes or chunks, toss with a dash of sugar
        add peeled and seeded tomato chunks
        Toss together with mayonnaise

        now, doesn't this sound like the 50's? today, we'd add fresh basil? yogurt?

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        1. re: Cynsa

          I had a salad last summer at a fancy restaurant that was watermelon cubes and chunks of heirloom tomatoes. No mayo or sugar though..

        2. Here's one I like that's not in the Mediterranean flavors most are - it has cucumbers and watercress and a rice vinegar dressing with ginger, garlic, and lime. It's so refreshing when it's hot.

          http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

          1. Jose Andres has a tomato and watermelon tapa
            http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/as...
            Extract the seed packets from tomatoes. Skewer each packet together with a cube of watermelon, drizzle with olive oil and sherry vinegar.

            1. watermelon, feta, mint and black olive.

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              1. re: hotoynoodle

                add some red onion marinated in lime juice and you have Nigella Lawson's famous salad.

                1. re: Densible

                  don't know about lawson, sorry, and i'm not a raw onion fan.

                  i've used good fruity extra virgin, i've used mint oil (more as a garnish), but mostly serve it plain.

                2. re: hotoynoodle

                  Or....watermelon, feta, mint and cucumber.

                  1. re: janeh

                    I just serve as is, no dressing. How about yours, Hotoynoodle?

                  2. re: hotoynoodle

                    Do you drizzle with anything or dress it at all?