Did you know that watermelon isn't just for dessert? The sweet and juicy fruit is also perfect in salads, especially in this fresh and fantastic Watermelon and Arugula Salad, a tasty combination of watermelon chunks, creamy goat cheese, peppery arugula and honey-roasted walnuts, all tossed in a zingy citrus dressing. —bitememore
Honey Roasted Walnuts
fresh mint leaves
fresh lime juice
freshly group black pepper
fresh lemon juice
watermelon, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
fresh mint leaves, thinly sliced
crumbled goat cheese
In This Recipe
1) For the walnuts, preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
2) In a medium bowl, combine walnuts and honey, tossing well to coat. In a small bowl, combine sugar, salt and chili powder. Pour over walnuts and mix well. Place on prepared baking sheet and bake 8 minutes. Stir nuts and continue baking 6-8 minutes more until lightly toasted. Remove from oven and let cool before adding to salad.
3) For the dressing, in a blender, combine olive oil, mint, lemon juice, lime juice, honey, salt and pepper. Process until smooth.
4) To serve, place watermelon cubes, mint, arugula and honey-roasted walnuts in a large serving bowl. Toss with dressing and gently toss in crumbled goat cheese. Serve immediately.