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Try This Delicious Watermelon Arugula Salad Recipe

by Andrea Updyke

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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. Located in Epcot, which is quickly rising to the top of my Disney priority list, 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 and I was forever changed. 

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

If you are planning a quick trip to Walt Disney World during the festival, you may find it located at the Florida booth. Sometimes the menu changes so I can’t guarantee it will always be there. 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
Yield: 2 servings

Watermelon Arugula Salad

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:



Amount Per Serving:Calories: 186 Carbohydrates: 22g Protein: 7g

What is your favorite spring/summer salad?

Want more? Check out my other great summer recipes!

Original post updated from 5/2014

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