Watermelon Salad + Arugula + Calamata Olives + Basil + Ricotta + Salata + Balsamic

In this refreshing summer salad the watermelon is paired with traditional Italian flavors; arugula, olives, basil and ricotta salata.

INGREDIENTS

  • seedless watermelon
  • ricotta salata cheese
  • calamata olives (olives may contain pits)
  • fresh basil leaves
  • arugula
  • balsamic vinaigrette

TOOLS

  • chef's knife or serrated knife
  • cutting board

PREP and COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES | ASSEMBLE TIME: 5 MINUTES

STEP 1: Slice watermelon into desired slices.
STEP 2: Remove basil leaves from stem. Place arugula into a serving bowl.
STEP 3: Garnish with sliced watermelon, ricotta salata cheese, calamata olives and torn basil.
STEP 4: Dress salad with balsamic vinaigrette. (Shake, stir or whisk before pouring dressing.)
STEP 5: Season with salt and pepper to taste.
STEP 6: Enjoy your salad!

    WINE PAIRING

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