Arugula Watermelon Granola Salad

This Arugula Watermelon Granola Salad is a zesty, sweet, and crunchy salad made with baby arugula tossed with a tangy vinaigrette.  Topped with cubed watermelon and bits of granola clusters, takes this salad to a whole new level.  So yummy, you won’t be able to stop eating this salad once you start. 

Baby Arugula Watermelon Granola Salad by

This refreshing watermelon salad is super easy, and delicious!

Summer is here and there’s nothing better than eating a crisp cold salad like this one.  It’s perfect to serve for lunch or brunch, and it’s one you’ll want to serve all season long! 

For this recipe, my inspiration came from having a casual lunch one day at The Sanctuary Hotel on Kiawah Island, which is a private island located just south of Charleston, SC.  

The fresh peppery flavor of arugula combined with a splash of red wine vinegar makes it even tastier.  Then it’s even better when you add some sweetness with watermelon bites. 

As if that weren’t fabulous enough, it gets topped with crunchy vanilla-flavored granola.  YUM!

All together = TOTALLY DELICIOUS!! 

It’s so darn good, you can’t stop eating it!  A satisfying salad that is light and refreshing like this one – what could be better?!

Wedges of Watemelon on a board by

Baby Arugula Watermelon Granola Salad with some feta cheese on top will add more flavor!

To my surprise,  I made this salad twice in one week for lunch,  just to try it with the addition of the feta cheese tossed in there.   

And I have to tell you, I preferred this Baby Arugula Watermelon Granola Salad without the cheese, whereas my sister Liz absolutely loved it with the cheese in there.  Go figure!

If you try our Baby Arugula Watermelon Granola Salad, please leave a comment and let us know if you prefer it with the addition of cheese.  We’d love to hear from you.

In the meantime, enjoy your day! … and have a great week! 

  Don’t forget to PIN it to your SALAD Board!! 

Baby Arugula Watermelon Granola Salad by

Summer Salads are wonderful for lunch and dinner!  You might want to try some of these:

For more Melon Ideas, try these:


Yield: 1 to 2 servings

Baby Arugula Watermelon Granola Salad

Baby Arugula Watermelon Granola Salad by

Baby Arugula Watermelon Granola Salad is a zesty, sweet, and crunchy salad made with fresh baby arugula tossed with a simple red wine vinaigrette and topped with fresh cubed watermelon and bits of granola clusters. It's amazingly addicting!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 3 ounces of baby arugula ( 3 cups packed)
  • 1 ounce of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 ounce of red wine vinegar
  • sea salt & fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 wedge of seedless watermelon - cubed
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla granola
  • Optional: 1 Tbsp. crumbled feta cheese or goat cheese


  1. First, rinse arugula and spin it dry. Transfer to a medium mixing bowl.
  2. Pour in the olive oil and red wine vinegar. Season with some sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper. Toss the arugula to combine well. The arugula should be well dressed.
  3. Transfer arugula to a serving platter or a medium-size salad bowl.
  4. Top with cubed watermelon and granola and serve.
  5. Optional: You can also toss in some (about 1 tablespoon) crumbled feta or goat cheese on top but not too much, or it will overpower and create an imbalance of flavors.
  6. Yields: 1 to 2 servings

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

2 cups

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 170

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Instagram

Hello friends!  If you try our delicious arugula watermelon salad?  Let us know and leave a comment with a star rating below!  We’d love to hear from you!  

And for more delicious salad ideas, follow us on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter.

Don’t forget to enter your email address in our ‘Subscribe Box’ and get our recipes FREE every time we post a new one and reminders of great older ones too!

Happy and Healthy Life! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by! 

xo Anna and Liz

anna and liz selfie

Welcome! From Anna and Liz

We believe the kitchen is the center and the heart of the home. It is where we cook, eat, and unwind with family and friends, creating memorable traditions! Read more…

Sign Up For Our Email List

Something delicious for your inbox! Subscribe and join our email list and get all our recipes FREE!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


  1. Watermelon salads always seem to have the most unusual things in them. And they always turn out to be so delicious. I’ll bet this is not an exception. Sounds good!

    1. Jeff, take our word for it, it is positively delicious! You are going to LOVE this watermelon salad! 🙂

  2. Thanks Sue! It makes a huge difference from all other watermelon salads with taste and crunch. You have to try it and let us know what you think.
    xo anna and Liz

  3. What a great idea to add granola to this salad! I’d have never thought of it. I love watermelon and all kinds of watermelon salads. This looks so refreshing!