In light of my not so healthy recipe last week, I thought I would share a delicious salad this week. I have been dying to make a watermelon salad. I have seen so many different variations but I knew I couldn't go wrong with Ina's version. I served this a few weekends ago and it was a huge hit. The pepperiness of the arugula, the sweetness of the watermelon and the saltiness of the Parmesan cheese are the perfect combination. Enjoy!
Watermelon, Arugula and Parmesan Salad
1/2 pound baby arugula leaves
2 pounds seedless watermelon, 3/4-inch-diced (3 pounds with the rind)
1/3 cup good olive oil
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2-pound chunk Parmesan cheese
Place the arugula and watermelon in a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Pour enough dressing on the arugula to moisten. Toss well and place on 6 salad plates.
With a very sharp knife or a vegetable peeler, shave the Parmesan into large shards and sprinkle them on the arugula and watermelon. Sprinkle with salt and serve
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