Sweet and Peppery Watermelon Salad


When I first tasted this salad at a gathering I couldn't stop eating it. I was sure to obtain the recipe and have been making it ever since.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
6 servings


  • 4 cups arugula

  • 3 cups sliced fresh strawberries

  • 3 cups diced seedless watermelon

  • ¾ cup thinly sliced fresh basil (Optional)

  • ¼ red onion, very thinly sliced

  • cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 ½ tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon agave nectar

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese, or more to taste


  1. Gently combine arugula, strawberries, watermelon, basil, and red onion in a large bowl.

  2. Mix olive oil, balsamic vinegar, agave nectar, salt, and pepper together until dressing is uniform. Pour over salad; top with feta cheese.

Cook's Note:

You can substitute honey for the agave nectar, if you prefer.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

204 Calories
17g Fat
9g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 204
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 266mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 49mg 244%
Calcium 149mg 11%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 206mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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