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Watermelon and Arugula Salad


1/2 pound arugula (about 2 cups, packed)
2 cups watermelon, seeded and cut into 1” cubes
1/4-1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1 avocado, cut into 1” cubes
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 small shallot, chopped (about 2 tablespoons)
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
Hefty pinch of salt
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. In a medium serving bowl, combine the arugula, cubed watermelon, feta and avocado.
  2. In a small liquid measuring cup or bowl, combine the oil, shallot, vinegar, salt and pepper and whisk until blended. Taste, and add more salt and pepper if necessary, keeping in mind that the feta is salty.
  3. Wait until you’re ready to serve to dress the salad, since the arugula will start wilting once it comes into contact with the vinaigrette. Whisk the vinaigrette one more time, then drizzle about half of the vinaigrette over the salad. Gently toss to combine. Add more vinaigrette if necessary to lightly coat the arugula.