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Watermelon and Feta Salad with Kalamata Olive Vinaigrette

This easy, refreshing watermelon and feta salad is perfect for summer. Watermelon, feta and arugula is a classic summer combination, but to change things up a bit we added a Kalamata olive dressing on top. The salty and sweet combination is the perfect pairing – we promise!

Watermelon is a favorite summer fruit. It’s hydrating and full of vitamins C and A, potassium, and the antioxidant lycopene. It’s also great at satisfying your sweet tooth!

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Watermelon and Feta Salad with Kalamata Olive Vinaigrette

Salads, Watermelon, Summer, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy, Olives
  • This easy, refreshing watermelon and feta salad is perfect for summer. Watermelon, feta and arugula is a classic summer combination but to change things up a bit we added a Kalamata olive dressing on top. The salty and sweet combination is the perfect pairing – we promise! 
  • Watermelon is a favorite summer fruit. It’s hydrating and full of vitamins C and A, potassium,  and the antioxidant lycopene.  It’s also great at satisfying your sweet tooth!
  • Author: Claire Virga
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 4 cups of cubed watermelon ( about 1 cup per person)
  • 1 cup of Arugula
  • ½ cup of feta cheese, crumbled

Vinaigrette (makes 1 cup)

  • 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup of red wine vinegar
  • ⅓ cup of kalamata olive, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ teaspoon of sugar
  • Salt and pepper 

Instructions

  1. Make the vinaigrette:  Place olive oil, red wine vinegar, olives, basil, oregano, garlic, and sugar in a mason jar.  Shake until incorporated. Salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Cut watermelon into 1 inch cubes
  3. Stack cubes on serving platter
  4. Sprinkle arugula over cubes, then crumbled feta.
  5. Drizzle vinaigrette over the top. Salt and Pepper to taste.
  6. Enjoy!

Keywords: Salads, Watermelon, Summer, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy, Olives

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