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Watermelon Salad with Arugula (EPCOT COPYCAT)

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Grab this tasty watermelon salad with arugula for a spring or summer salad! Tastes almost like being at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival!

I love visiting Walt Disney Resort during Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival in spring.

When I can’t be there in person, I love to make one of my favorite EPCOT copycat recipes right here at home.

Watermelon Arugula Salad on a plate

During the International Flower and Garden Festival, additional food carts are added all over the park to showcase new and exciting foods.

epcot flower and garden

It was there that I had watermelon arugula salad for the first time and I was forever changed. 

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Epcot Watermelon Arugula Salad Ingredients

There is nothing like watermelon in the spring/summer. Strawberries are my other salad favorite but man, watermelon is GOOD.

In fact, it’s one of my very favorite summer fruits and this salad seriously takes it to the next level.

Watermelon arugula salad ingredients

For this salad, you will need:

  • Watermelon
  • Arugula
  • Feta Cheese
  • Pickled onions (I used this recipe)
  • Balsamic glaze
  • Salt and pepper

Watermelon salad is something I always look for any time I am at Epcot in the spring.

If you are planning a quick trip to Walt Disney World during the festival, you may find it located at the Florida booth (menu subject to change).

Watermelon Feta salad with pickled onions

Y’all, it is that good and honestly, I don’t know why it took me so long to try and make it at home.

Don’t skip the pickled onions! They make all the difference.

And the balsamic glaze adds a tangy sweetness that really sets this salad apart. I use it on so many things now!

balsamic glaze on salad

I made it, I ate it, and I’m going to make it again.

Watermelon Arugula salad is a great way to feel decadent on a hot day without all the calories.

Watermelon Arugula Salad with Feta

I hope you love it as much as I do!

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Watermelon Arugula Salad Recipe

Watermelon Arugula Salad

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Delicious summer salad using fresh watermelon, arugula, feta, and pickled onions with balsamic glaze for a sweet and savory dish that is sure to please.


  • 1 cup Watermelon (cubed)
  • 4 cups Arugula
  • 1/2 cup Pickled Onions
  • 1/2 cup Feta Cheese
  • 2 tbsp Balsamic Glaze
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  1. Toss Watermelon and Pickled onions
  2. Layer over Arugula
  3. Top with cheese
  4. Drizzle Balsamic glaze and season to taste
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 195Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 1317mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 2gSugar: 19gProtein: 8g

Nutrition information is estimated and may vary based on products used. Please verify with your ingredients.

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Original post updated from 5/2014

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