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Watermelon Arugula Salad Recipe from EPCOT

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Grab this tasty watermelon arugula salad recipe 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. This year, since no one can go, I thought I would revisit one of my favorite EPCOT copycat recipes. 

epcot flower and garden

Located in EPCOT, the International Flower and Garden Festival is gorgeous for the eyes and delicious for the tastebuds.

During this seasonal event additional food carts are added all over the park to showcase new and exciting foods. It was there that I had watermelon arugula salad for the first time and I was forever changed. 

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Watermelon Arugula Salad in a bowl with balsamic glaze

My Muse: The Epcot Watermelon Arugula Salad

When I got home from my trip, I knew I had to try and duplicate this salad and I think I did a pretty good job. There is nothing like watermelon in the spring/summer.

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

epcot florida fresh booth

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).

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

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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.When I was staring at a giant watermelon at the grocery store, I knew what had to be done.

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

This isn’t rocket science, but I broke down the recipe here. I had never pickled onions before so I used this easy recipe and it worked great!

You may also be able to buy them but it’s not hard to do it yourself if you want to give it a try.

Watermelon Arugula salad is a great way to feel decadent on a hot day without all the calories. I hope you love it as much as I do!

Watermelon Arugula Salad Recipe

watermelon arugula salad with balasamic glaze in a glass bowl

Watermelon Arugula Salad

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

Delicious summer salad using fresh ingredients for a sweet and savory dish that is sure to please.


  • 1 cup Watermelon (cubed)
  • 4 cup 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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