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Watermelon Feta and Arugula Grain Salad

Watermelon Feta and Arugula Grain Salad

This delicious Watermelon Feta and Arugula Grain Salad is a flavorful and healthy side dish or packable lunch that's perfect for the summer season! (gluten-free, vegetarian)

Ingredients

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  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 5 cups packed baby arugula
  • 1/2 cup packed mint leaves, roughly torn
  • 3/4 cup cooked quinoa
  • 2 cups watermelon, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese crumbles

Champagne Dijon Vinaigrette:

  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 tsp honey
  • 2 tbsp champagne vinegar
  • 1/4 cup good quality extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly cracked black pepper

Instructions

  1. Toast almonds: Heat oven to 350°F. Place almonds on a small baking sheet and place in the oven for 8-10 minutes, or until lightly golden. Watch carefully as they will burn quickly. Remove from oven and cool.
  2. Meanwhile, make champagne dijon vinaigrette buy whisking together all vinaigrette ingredients. Cut watermelon into cubes.
  3. In a large bowl, toss arugula and mint leaves with desired amount of dressing. I start with a couple of tablespoons and add more as needed.
  4. Add quinoa, watermelon, feta and almonds. Gently toss and serve or refrigerate, covered, until ready to serve, up to 4 hours.

Keywords: watermelon salad, quinoa summer salad, watermelon and feta salad