Watermelon Arugula Salad with Feta & Pistachios

a refreshing watermelon arugula salad with feta cheese, pistachios, basil & mint…all tossed together with olive oil, lime juice, and honey

servings: 4-6


  • 1 ½ lbs cubed watermelon (approximately ½” cubes)
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 4 radishes, thinly shaved on a mandolin
  • ¼ lb feta cheese, crumbled
  • 10 basil leaves, roughly torn
  • 6 mint leaves, roughly torn
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cup + 2 tbsp olive oil, plus more as needed
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • kosher salt
  • freshly cracked black pepper
  • 4 cups arugula
  • ½ cup chopped salted, roasted pistachios
  • 2 tsp lime zest
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes


  1. Combine the watermelon, scallions, radishes, feta, basil, mint, lime juice, ¼ cup of olive oil, and honey in a mixing bowl. Gently toss to combine. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  2. Arrange the arugula in a salad bowl. Lightly drizzle with olive oil. Mound the watermelon mixture over top.
  3. In a small bowl, stir the pistachios, lime zest, red pepper flakes, and remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil together. Spoon this over the salad. Garnish with any extra herbs and more black pepper.