Salads That Won't Put You to Sleep
(Adapted from Ina Garten's recipe for "Watermelon and Feta Salad")
The bitter taste of greens puts off many an aspiring herbivore. A salad doesn't always have to be a savory affair. Mix the greens with fruit and see what new combinations tantalize your tastebuds.
- 6 cups of baby arugula
- 1/4 cup minced red onion
- 1/8 of seedless watermelon
- 12 oz. crumbled feta
- 1/4 cup niÃ§oise olives
- 4 oz. fresh oregano
- 1/3 cup white wine vinegar
- 1 cup olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
For the vinaigrette, whisk the white wine vinegar with the olive oil and salt and pepper. Put aside in the fridge while you make the salad.
Rinse the baby arugula. If you own a salad spinner, spin it dry. If not, pat dry between paper towels. Place arugula in a large mixing bowl. Add minced onion. Cut fruit away from watermelon rind and chop into bite-sized cubes. Add to bowl. Add to that the feta cheese, niÃ§oise olives and oregano. Toss all together and serve with vinaigrette.
For another fruit salad with a homemade dressing try the Low-fat Fruit Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing.