Arugula Watermelon Salad

Arugula Watermelon Salad Recipe | Healthy Eats by Jennie

This Arugula Watermelon Salad Recipe is simple, easy to make, and is a great pairing for any summer main dish. The salad is curated with ingredients that pair perfectly with watermelon.

Simple Salads are the best! This recipe is different than my usual posts, where no measurements are included.  Depending on how many servings you are making and what your tastes are, you can adapt it as necessary. 

Arugula Watermelon Salad

This Arugula Watermelon Salad Recipe is simple, easy to make, and is a great pairing for any summer main dish. The salad is curated with ingredients that pair perfectly with watermelon.

Course Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine American, Salad
Keyword Arugula Salad Recipe, Watermelon Salad Recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Author Jennie


Salad Base: *

  • Arugula
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Extra virgin olive oil (good quality)
  • Salt
  • Course ground black pepper

Toppings: **

  • Cucumbers diced
  • Watermelon diced
  • Feta cheese cubed
  • Mint leaves roughly chopped


  1. Start by putting the greens in a mixing bowl.

  2. Then add the lemon juice and olive oil.

  3. Then sprinkle salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Toss until well combined.

  5. Portion the salad into side salad bowls or on the plate along with your main dish.

  6. Sprinkle toppings onto each portion of the plated salad base.

Arugula Watermelon Salad Recipe Notes:

Salad Base Notes: *

For the greens – I used Arugula.  This Arugula Watermelon Salad Recipe can be varied with any type of leafy green, such as spring mix, spinach, kale, baby kale, romaine, etc.      

For the salt, I usually use either Sea Salt or Pink Himalayan Sea Salt.

For 2 servings, I used:

  • Half of a standard 5 oz. bag of the greens (or 2 large handfuls)
  • Juice of half of the lemon
  • ½ T of olive oil

Notes for Instructions: *

The lemon juice and olive oil should together lightly dress the greens.  If you end up putting in too much, then you can add more greens to the bowl to balance it out.  If it is not dressed enough, then add a little more as you prefer.

When adding toppings, include the toppings on the individual servings rather than tossing together within the bowl.  This will allow you to properly portion over each serving.


Simple salads pair nicely with any main dish.

I paired this salad with Herbed Shrimp Scampi.

We are focused on doing low carb / keto meals lately to lose pounds gained during Covid times and working from home.  When doing low carb / keto meals, including a simple salad to accompany your main dish is key. 

Food Prep:

This comes together easily and quickly and can be done right before your meal.  I usually prepare the salad while the main dish is cooking.

To speed up the time, you can always cut up the toppings ahead of time, so that you can easily plate when it is dinner time!

Arugula Watermelon Salad Recipe | Healthy Eats by Jennie

Other Recipes:

Here are some other of my salad recipes that you can check out: Arugula Korean Salad, Truffle Honey Dew Melon Spinach Salad, Apple Blue Cheese Chopped Salad, Manchego Cheese Spring Mix Salad, Strawberry Spring Mix Salad, Irish Salad, Simple Arugula Salad, Korean Simple Salad, Green Bean Salad with Manchego Cheese and Truffle Honey White Balsamic Vinaigrette, Green Beans and Burrata SaladSalad with Carrot Orange Ginger Miso Dressing, Arugula Salad with Lime Tahini Ginger Dressing, and Blueberry Arugula Salad with Fresh Lemon Vinaigrette.

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Sweese Salad Bowls:

These pretty bowls are great for serving salads! I got them from Sweese.


Lurvz Kitchen Utensils:

The Lurvz Silicone Kitchen Utensil set has several tools that are great for serving and mixing salads!  The color is beautiful as well.

Visit their website or Amazon to get your own.

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