Balsamic Glazed Watermelon Arugula Salad


Summer is finally upon us and we’re firing up the grill and going poolside for lots of fun in the sun! In my family I’m known for bringing the veggies to the barbeque. In fact, I’m typically the only one bringing the veggies so, I’m always looking for ways to have some fun with seasonal fruits and vegetables. One super easy and affordable way to do that is with a delicious and simple summer salad. 

In my last post we talked about How to Grow Sprouts at Home, today I’m incorporating those sprouts into a sweet and salty Balsamic Glazed Watermelon Arugula Salad. What I love most about this recipe is the contrast of flavors. Arugula has a pungent and slightly peppery/mustard flavor, but when paired with sweet juicy watermelon and topped with salty feta cheese you get a burst of delicious flavors that can only be described as a pool party in your mouth!

This salad is sure to be the perfect treat at your fourth of July barbeque. Pair it with a Chenin Blanc or Sauvignon Blanc for a nice picnic feel! Dee-licious!

Balsamic Glazed Watermelon Arugula Salad

  • Prep Time5 min
  • Cook Time10 min
  • Total Time15 min
  • Yield2
  • Energy137 cal
  • Cuisine
    • American
  • Course
    • Appetizer
    • Salad
    • Snack
  • Suitable for Diet
    • Gluten Free
    • Low Calorie
    • Low Fat
    • Low Salt


For the salad

  • 1 cup baby arugula
  • 1 cup cubed watermelon
  • 1/2 cup sprouts
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese

For the dressing

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar glaze




Rinse and dry all produce


Remove rind from watermelon and cut into small cubes.


In a large bowl, combine arugula, feta cheese, zesty sprout mix, and watermelon. 


Drizzle with olive oil and toss until all ingredients are lightly coated.


Serve chilled and top with balsamic glaze drizzle.

  • Nutrition Facts

  • 2 servings per container
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories137
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat7 g78 g8.97%
  • Total Carbohydrate17 g275 g6.18%
  • Protein2 g50 g4%

Priscilla Askew, NDTR

Hi I’m Priscilla! Nutritionist, USA triathlon & RRCA run coach, fitness enthusiast, foodie, and owner of Askew Nutrition & Fitness.

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This Post Has 28 Comments

  1. Kristy Bullard

    I love these flavor combinations! I just bought a watermelon and I will have to make this salad now!

    1. AskewNutrition

      It’s so simple and a great way to use some of that watermelon.

  2. Jessica

    This is the the perfect summer salad. I love the watermelon in it. I will definitely have to try it.

    1. AskewNutrition

      Hope you enjoy it!

  3. Ann F. Snook-Moreau

    I never thought to put watermelon on a salad! I love all of these ingredients individually, though, so I’m sure I’d love this recipe.

    1. AskewNutrition

      Thats what I love about salad recipes. If you think outside the box, they are always delicious and new!

  4. Maureen

    Lol @ “pool party in your mouth”. You had me at salty feta cheese! what a lovely combo. It’s worth a try. Thanks for sharing.

    1. AskewNutrition

      Feta cheese on anything is a selling point for me! lol

    1. AskewNutrition

      I hope you enjoy it!

  5. Alexa

    Yum! I just made a similar salad over the weekend with Trader Joe’s ingredients! So Good!

    1. AskewNutrition

      oh I LOVE trader joe’s! There is always something new to try.

  6. Divya

    this looks so good, Ingredients are so simple and easy available, I am gonna definitely try it,

    1. AskewNutrition

      Simplicity is always best.

  7. Elizabeth O

    This looks so ideal for the hot weather. Healthy, quick to make and it looks delicious! Watermelon is so yummy too I never thought to put it in a salad like this!

    1. AskewNutrition

      Quick meals can be delicious too! Never underestimate the importance of a time saving recipe.

  8. Lisa Rios

    I had never thought of putting watermelon in salad. That is an intriguing blend. I don’t really eat salad that much but I will have to try it!

  9. Geraline Batarra

    This Balsamic Glazed Watermelon Arugula Salad looks so delicious and healthy. I love making easy recipe and this one is such a perfect one for me, thanks for sharing this with us.

  10. Jennifer Prince

    Whoa!! This sounds like a perfect salad for the summer. The combination of flavors seems like it would be such a great set of tastes. Yummy!!

  11. Liz Cochico

    That looks delicious and refreshing. I love adding fruits into my salad. Watermelon is a great idea.

  12. Gadget.A

    This salad looks very yummy..I think you make good veggie recipies..

  13. This is a perfect salad! Love arugula and watermelon. Can’t wait to try the recipe – It’s sure to be a hit in our home.

  14. eliza

    Wow! I so love this salad. I am into a watermelon, then adding one of my favorite sprouts. Who wouldn’t like this? Great recipe, and thanks for sharing!

  15. Jordan Nunamaker

    I’ve never thought about putting watermelon — in any form — into a salad. I’m giving this a try!

  16. Nina

    i think i will love this !!!!!! i love salads i should definitely give this a try. thank you so much

  17. Angelle

    This salad sounds amazing!! I have to try watermelon in my salad!!!!!! Thanks for the inspo!!


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