Few things sing of summer as enthusiastically as watermelon. Cold, sweet watermelon joins in spectacular harmony with sharp arugula and creamy fresh goat cheese. The crunch of toasted sunflower seeds contrasts deliciously with the watermelon and goat cheese, making this salad a feast of flavor, texture. I can taste the sunshine.
I toss the salad with CMF Basic Salad Dressing using red wine or balsamic vinegar.
It’s a perfect salad to serve with grilled steaks or chicken on a summer night. Add CMF Quinoa or CMF Rice tossed with 1 or 2 cups of corn and 1 cup of chopped cilantro. For dessert? Mixed Berry Crisp (I reduce the sugar by half)
As beautiful to look at as it is to eat, people always go back for more of this salad.
- Add 1 cup of cherry tomatoes (or plum tomato cut in large dice). It’s especially pretty with yellow tomatoes
- Reduce watermelon to 1 1/2 cups and add 1 1/2 cups blueberries
- Use nuts (walnuts, pecans, pistachio etc) instead of pumpkin/sunflower seeds
- Skip the pumpkin/sunflower seeds
- Skip the greens