Rucola Watermelon Salad

A salad green referred to as “rocket,” it’s simply another name for arugula, roquette in French or rucola in Italian. It is closely related to radish, kale, and cauliflower. Rucola health benefits includes supporting bone density, facilitating the regenerating of muscle and blood clotting, supporting weight loss, to name a few. It turns out that ripe watermelon tossed with bitter rucola, balanced by creamy feta and some mint, is a real treat.

Ingredients

  • 60ml freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 60ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 120ml olive oil
  • 200gr rucola salad
  • watermelon, cut into 2cm cubes
  • 350gr good feta cheese, cut into 1cm dice
  • 120gr whole fresh mint leaves

Directions

  1. Whisk together the orange juice, lemon juice, shallots, honey, salt and pepper. Slowly pour in the olive oil, whisking constantly, to form an emulsion. If not using within an hour, store the vinaigrette covered in the refrigerator.
  2. Place the rucola salad, watermelon, feta and mint in a large bowl. Drizzle with enough vinaigrette to coat the greens lightly and toss well. Taste for seasonings and serve immediately.

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