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Watermelon Arugula Salad (Paleo, Plant-Based)

Watermelon Arugula Salad (Paleo, Plant-Based)

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Summer and watermelon go hand in hand. So do fresh greens! That makes these two the perfect to pair for salad. Watermelon and arugula, two iconic summer foods, get to together in a hydrating and spicy salad. The peppery arugula helps to offset the sweetness of the watermelon and if you just add some basil and salt and pepper, you have this delicious Paleo Watermelon Arugula Salad!

This salad is traditionally served with feta or a salty cheese. To keep it Paleo-friendly, I like to leave the cheese out but put a container of feta on the side as a garnish for cheese eaters!

Btw, did you know that Arugula is also super healthy! It is packed with calcium, potassium, Vitamin C, K, and A!

Ingredients

  • 1 small personal seedless watermelon, diced
  • 1 clamshell (5 oz) of baby arugula
  • 10-12 thai basil leaves, chiffonade
  • 2 Tbsp of sea salt (only use 1 if serving with cheese)
  • 1 Tbsp of fresh ground pepper

Directions

  1. Peel and dice watermelon into a large bowl. Add salt and pepper. 
  2. Toss gently with washed Arugula. 
  3. Add chiffonade basil right before serving.
Paleo Watermelon Arugula Salad

Optional Deliciousness – Korean BBQ Chicken

This Paleo Watermelon Arugula Salad pairs perfectly with Korean BBQ chicken and grilled potatoes!
For a really quick Korean BBQ sauce, just mix 1/4 c. homemade apricot preserve with 1/8 cup coconut aminos, 2 cloves of garlic and 1 Tbsp of Korean Gochujang paste!  Brush it on chicken thighs the last 3-5 minutes of grilling and you have the perfect summer meal! 

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Paleo Watermelon Arugula Salad

Paleo Watermelon Arugula Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 small personal seedless watermelon, diced
  • 1 clamshell (5 oz) of baby arugula
  • 10-12 thai basil leaves, chiffonade
  • 2 Tbsp of sea salt (only use 1 if serving with cheese)
  • 1 Tbsp of fresh ground pepper

Instructions

Peel and dice watermelon into a large bowl. Add salt and pepper. Paleo Watermelon Arugula Salad

Toss gently with washed Arugula. Paleo Watermelon Arugula Salad

Add chiffonade basil right before serving.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 54Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 6980mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 9gProtein: 1g

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Kristen Wood

Monday 23rd of September 2019

I would have never thought to combine these ingredients, but looking at it in writing sounds SO tasty! I cannot wait to try this.

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