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Watermelon Caprese Salad with Arugula

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Watermelon Caprese Salad

Watermelon Caprese Salad with Arugula

Jessica Braider
Scramble recipe tester Jen Grosman says, “It tastes like summer.” Add some grilled shrimp or chicken for a heartier meal.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Dish, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian, Mediterranean
Servings 6 servings


  • 4 cups chopped watermelon
  • 1 English cucumber chopped (2 cups)
  • 1 large tomato chopped (2 cups)
  • 2 oz. arugula (4 cups)
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint and/or basil chopped
  • 8 oz. marinated mozzarella balls halved
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil (you can use the oil from the marinated mozzarella)
  • 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar


  • In a large serving bowl, combine all of the ingredients. Season with freshly ground pepper and a little coarse salt. Toss, and serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 3 hours.


Do Ahead or Delegate: Chop the watermelon, cucumber and tomato, halve the mozzarella balls and refrigerate, or fully prepare and refrigerate the salad.
Scramble Flavor Booster: Add 1/2 – 1 chopped jalapeno or 1 – 2 Tbsp. marinated hot peppers such as giardiniera, or 1/2 cup diced sweet onion.
Tip: When you purchase marinated mozzarella, the marinade usually consists of olive oil combined with salt, pepper and other seasonings like garlic, basil and oregano. Don’t waste the marinade! It’s delicious on cheese, drizzled on roasted vegetables, or as a dip for bread as we’ve suggested above.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (% based upon daily values): Calories 251, Total Fat: 24g, 36%; Saturated Fat: 6g, 30%; Cholesterol: 20mg, 6.5%; Sodium: 95mg, 4%; Total Carbohydrate: 12g, 4%; Dietary Fiber: 2g, 5.5%; Sugar: 9g; Protein: 7g
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Keyword 30 Minutes (or less) Meals, Company/Entertaining, Dinner, Gluten-Free, Holidays/Special Events, Kid-Friendly, Kosher, Main Dish, Make-Ahead, No-Cook, Nut-Free, Picnic, Salads, Side Dish, Snack/Appetizer, Summer, Vegetarian
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