Refreshing Watermelon and Goat Cheese Salad

Watermelon and Goat Cheese Salad

Do you like watermelon? I generally think of it as a dessert-like fruit, but this Summer I have been enjoying it in salads.

This salad has a variety of flavors and textures that come together beautifully. It’s sweet, sour and tart all at the same time. I used Arugula Microgreens from Urban Produce this time. The salad also works well with pea sprouts or regular arugula. This was made with what my grocery store calls a ‘personal watermelon’ that is about the size of a honey dew melon.

Watermelon and Goat Cheese Salad


3 T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 T Balsamic Vinegar
pinch salt
pinch ground pepper
1 Small Watermelon, cut into chunks
1/2 c Arugula Microgreens
1/4 cup Onion, thinly sliced
2 oz Goat Cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup pine nuts


Whisk together oil, vinegar, salt and pepper.

Add arugula, watermelon and onion. Toss together gently.

Can be served immediately or can be chilled in the refrigerator.

Just prior to serving, top with goat cheese and pine nuts.

Watermelon and Goat Cheese Salad

Watermelon and Goat Cheese Salad

9 comments for “Refreshing Watermelon and Goat Cheese Salad

  1. Mary Mac
    August 31, 2015 at 6:33 am

    Yes I have tried a type of watermelon salad using Feta cheese. I will add pine nuts next time for a different taste.

  2. Laura
    August 31, 2015 at 8:57 am

    I need to try this!

  3. Mia
    August 31, 2015 at 11:39 am

    A good recipe for a bbq weekend.

  4. mycraftingworld
    August 31, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    I only think of watermelon as a treat…. I will have to try your salad.

  5. ANN*H
    August 31, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    I have not heard of a watermelon salad like this. I do love watermelon alot so I am going to have to try this recipe . thanks so much for it.

  6. David H.
    August 31, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    This is one of the best recipes I’ve ever heard of, and a really interesting way to use watermelon.

  7. ger
    August 31, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    I need to make this, it sounds very refreshing!

  8. Chelsea B.
    August 31, 2015 at 7:05 pm

    Your recipes are so unique! This sounds yum!

  9. Michelle
    August 31, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    Interesting combination of flavors.

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