Watermelon, Arugula and Pine Nut Salad

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Watermelon, Arugula and Pine Nut Salad

Makes 4 first-course servings

Active time: 15 min Start to finish: 15 min

Ingredients

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

1/2 teaspoon table salt, or to taste

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

3 cups cubed (1/2 to 3/4 inch) seeded watermelon, drained (from a 2 1/2-lb piece, rind discarded)

6 cups baby arugula (6 oz)

1/4 cup pine nuts (1 oz)

1/3 cup crumbled feta or ricotta salata (1 1/2 oz)

Coarsely ground black pepper to taste

Fleur de sel to taste (optional)

Preparation

Whisk together lemon juice, vinegar, and salt in a large bowl, then add oil in a slow stream, whisking until emulsified.

Add watermelon, arugula, and pine nuts and toss to coat, then sprinkle with cheese, pepper, and fleur de sel (if using).

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