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Arugula Watermelon Salad with Balsamic Reduction

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Yummy Addiction


For the salad:

  • 4 cups baby arugula
  • 3 cups seedless watermelon , cubed
  • 1/4 red onion , thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese , crumbled
  • 2 tbsp mint , chopped
  • 1/4 cup pistachios , unsalted
  • 12 kalamata olives , cut in half

For the reduced balsamic vinaigrette:

  • 2/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 small garlic clove , crushed
  • 1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper , to taste


The vinaigrette:

  • In a small saucepan, over medium heat, add the balsamic vinegar and crushed garlic and bring to a simmer. Let simmer for 5-10 minutes, until the sauce thickens. The texture should be syrup-like.
  • Let the vinaigrette cool slightly and then pour into a jar. Add the olive oil, salt, pepper, and shake to combine.

The salad:

  • In a large bowl, combine the arugula, watermelon, red onion, feta, mint, pistachios, and olives. Drizzle with the reduced balsamic vinaigrette and toss gently. Enjoy!