Prep Time:
15 minutes (plus 24 hours pickling time)

Cook Time:

Total Time:
15 minutes (plus 24 hours pickling time)


Watermelon Salad with Vinaigrette


  1. Cut 1 edge of watermelon to create a flat bottom. Peel rind off with a knife and cut into small chunks. Cut watermelon flesh into chunks and reserve in a bowl.  
  2. In a large bowl, combine water, salt, sugar, vinegar and jalapenos. Whisk until sugar and salt are dissolved and add rind to bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 24 hours.               
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lime zest, juice and mustard until emulsified.
  4. In a large bowl, add arugula and spinach mix. Toss with desired amount of dressing. Add watermelon flesh and feta cheese. Toss lightly and top with pickled watermelon rind and garnish with green onions. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

    Tip: Pickle watermelon rind and make the vinaigrette the day before to make this salad in no time!

Recipe Courtesy of Chef Audrey, ALDI Test Kitchen