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Greek Salad with Watermelon, Feta, Cucumbers and Arugula
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Greek Salad with Watermelon, Feta, Cucumbers and Arugula

Greek salad is the ultimate poster-child for the Greek diet and for Greek summer! It contains seasonal vegetables, Greek feta, the country’s national cheese, and, of course, extra virgin Greek olive oil. But there are versions of it, and not all of them need to contain, say, tomatoes. Greek salad at the height of the summer can also be a medley of watermelon and feta; throw in some peppery arugula, and crunchy seasonal cucumbers and you’ve got a winner. Salad is integral to the Mediterranean diet and this seasonal medley of Mediterranean diet ingredients will up your salad game for sure!


  • 1 medium cucumber preferably organic with the peel on
  • 1 bunch arugula trimmed
  • 2 cups chilled watermelon cut into 1-inch cubes
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 2/3 cup crumbled Greek feta
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin Greek olive oil
  • Sea salt to taste


  1. Trim the ends off the cucumber and cut in half lengthwise. If the seedbed is large, remove it. Cut the cucumber into half-moon slices about 1/8-inch thick.
  2. Place the arugula, cucumbers, watermelon cubes, lemon zest, and feta in a serving bowl. Season with salt. Drizzle in the olive oil, toss gently and serve.