Watermelon and Arugula Salad with Gorgonzola and Balsamic Syrup

Watermelon and Arugula Salad close-up

This is, by far, my new favorite summer salad!  With just four ingredients, it’s a cinch to make – add to that that the presentation is gorgeous and the flavors play incredibly well together and it’s a winner.  The peppery arugula, sweet watermelon, savory blue cheese, and kicky balsamic combine to make the perfect bite.  It’s become a go-to recipe for picnics, dinner parties on the deck, or a quick dinner at home.  The kids love it, too!


Watermelon and Arugula Salad with Gorgonzola and Balsamic Syrup
Serves 6-8 as a side salad


5 oz. baby arugula
2 1/2 cups cubed watermelon (1-inch dice)
4 oz. gorgonzola, chunked
balsamic syrup


1.  Spread the arugula out in a large shallow bowl.
2.  Layer the cubed watermelon over the arugula.
3.  Sprinkle gorgonzola over the salad.
4.  Drizzle the balsamic syrup over the salad.
5.  Serve and enjoy!


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