Serves 6 to 8

This refreshing salad makes a delicious first course or side dish for warm-weather meals. You can make it up to a day ahead, but add the arugula just before serving for best texture. If you’d like to save time by buying pre-cut watermelon, you’ll need about 2 pounds of chunks to equal 6 cups diced.


6 cups diced seedless watermelon
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 cup feta cheese crumbles
1/2 cup toasted sunflower seeds
6 tablespoons prepared balsamic dressing
5 cups lightly packed baby arugula
Cracked black pepper to taste


In a large bowl, combine watermelon, onion, feta and sunflower seeds. Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat. Add arugula and toss again. Sprinkle with pepper and serve.


Per serving: 180 calories (100 from fat), 12g total fat, 4g saturated fat, 20mg cholesterol, 370mg sodium, 13g total carbohydrate (1g dietary fiber, 10g sugar), 5g protein

Source: Whole Foods Market