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The Most Refreshing Recipe for Watermelon Arugula Salad with Pecans

Image of watermelon pecan salad with arugula, strawberries, blueberries, watermelon, and pecans

Summer is almost here, which comes with pool parties, BBQ’s, and gatherings. Having the perfect easy summer recipe to bring with you is a must. This recipe for watermelon salad is perfect for summer with the refreshing fruit in it. It includes blueberries, strawberries, and watermelon to pair perfectly with a hot summer day.

This watermelon arugula pecan salad starts with a nice bed of arugula as the base. It is then topped with blueberries, strawberries, watermelon, and candied pecans to add a little crunch. The whole salad is then tossed in either a green goddess or balsamic dressing. The best part is this salad only takes 5-10 minutes to make! You’ll definitely want to save this recipe to have on hand for those summer gatherings right around the corner. It is also the perfect addition to your 4th of July celebration with all the fruit being red and blue.

Image of watermelon salad with arugula, watermelon, strawberries, blueberries, and pecans

What You’ll Need for this Watermelon Arugula Salad Recipe

  • 5 ounces of arugula
  • 2 cups of watermelon
  • 1 cup of diced strawberries
  • 1 cup of blueberries
  • Green Goddess or Balsamic dressing
  • 3 tbsp. of candied pecans

To make this salad add arugula to a large bowl or serving platter. Next, chop the watermelon and dice the strawberries into fourths. Now you’ll need to top the arugula with 2 cups of watermelon, 1 cup of diced strawberries, 1 cup of blueberries, and 3 tbsp. of candied pecans. Drizzle the whole salad with a green goddess or balsamic dressing. Both are delicious, so whichever dressing you prefer will work great. Toss the salad using tongs to mix everything together. It is now ready to enjoy!

Image of watermelon pecan salad with arugula, strawberries, blueberries, watermelon, and pecans

Watermelon Arugula Pecan Salad

This delicious and refreshing watermelon arugula pecan salad is perfect for a hot summer day. The salad starts with arugula as the base and is then topped with watermelon, strawberries, blueberries, and candied pecans. It is then tossed in a green goddess or balsamic dressing. The salad only takes 5-10 minutes to make making it the perfect side dish to bring or serve at a summer gathering.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Salad, Side Dish

Ingredients
  

  • 5 ounces Arugula
  • 2 cups Watermelon chopped
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup strawberries diced
  • 3 tbsp candied pecans
  • Green Goddess or Balsamic Dressing

Instructions
 

  • Add the 5 ounces of arugula to a large bowl or serving platter.
  • Chop the watermelon and dice the strawberries into fourths.
  • Layer the arugula with 2 cups of watermelon, 1 cup of strawberries, 1 cup of blueberries, and 3 tbsp. of candied pecans.
  • Drizzle the entire salad with a green goddess or balsamic dressing.
  • Toss the whole salad to mix everything together and enjoy!
Keyword Summer BBQ sides, Summer Salad, Watermelon Salad

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