Summer Fresh Watermelon Salad

Recipe courtesy: Heavenly Gourmet

 

Maple Balsamic Dressing:
• 1/4 cup olive oil
• 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
• 1/4 cup pure organic maple syrup
• 2 tbsp dijon mustard
• 1 clove fresh garlic minced
• 1 tbsp shallots chopped fine chopped
• 1/2 tsp sea salt
• 1/2 tsp black pepper 

Salad
• 8 cups thick-cut watermelon
• 2 cups baby arugula 
• 1 cup cucumber, sliced 
• 1/2 cup thin sliced red onion
• 3/4 cup (3oz) feta cheese, crumbled
• 1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans

Preparation
Combine all salad dressing ingredients in a mason jar and shake well.
Combine all salad ingredients in a bowl with desired amount of salad dressing and finish with cracked black pepper.

 

*Watermelon is high in Lycopene – a carotenoid phytonutrient especially important for cardiovascular health and bone health. Did you know that watermelon even contains protein?

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