grilled watermelon–arugula salad recipe

grilled watermelon–arugula salad

prep time: 10 minutes
cook time: 6 minutes
ready in: 16 minutes

makes: 4 servings, 8 oz. each


  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon stone-ground mustard
  • 1 ½ lb. seedless watermelon, cut into 4 wedges (1/4 whole watermelon)
  • 6 cups arugula
  • 1/3 cup shaved Parmesan
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted

The nutritional content of recipes is calculated by a registered dietitian. Because ingredients and measurements may vary, the values we give are close approximations.


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high (350°F–400°F). For the dressing, in a small, covered container combine oil, lime juice, honey, mustard, and salt and pepper to taste. Cover, and shake to mix. Set aside.
  2. Grill watermelon 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a cutting board. Cut watermelon into cubes; discard rind. Place arugula on 4 salad plates. Top evenly with watermelon cubes, Parmesan and pine nuts. Drizzle with dressing, and serve.

Per serving: 255 calories, 18g fat, 4g saturated fat, 5mg cholesterol, 185mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, 4g sugars, 7g protein

If preparing for a gluten-free diet, make sure all ingredients are labeled gluten-free