I'm hosting this month's Go Ahead Honey, It's Gluten Free event and the theme is Seasonal Salads. After making my Watermelon Mint Lemonade last week, I knew I had to transform the lovely flavors of the juice into a salad. Watermelon is in abundance here so a watermelon salad was the perfect recipe to use as my submission!
This is a simple salad to make, but the flavors and textures are complex and delicious. The watermelon lends a subtle sweetness to the peppery arugula and rich goat cheese, and the spiced candied walnuts give it the perfect crunch with just a hint of spice! Because the flavoring of the components is already so robust, I chose to use a minimal dressing of just lemon juice, olive oil, and a small drizzle of balsamic vinegar. If you can't have balsamic or can't find one without added sugar, this Citrus Dressing works really well on it too.
Shared with Allergy Friendly Friday, Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays, and Allergy Free Wednesdays
Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy
how stunning! those are truly beautiful!! i love all the gorgeous colors! i would be proud to serve those at a dinner party! thanks for sharing!
Sam @ Fit for My Fork
I love the thought of putting candied walnuts in salad. Delicious! I also love the little splash of pink from the watermelon against the other ingredients – really pretty. And we all know we eat with our eyes first, right? 🙂
I found this post though Pinterest. The photo was so beautiful that I just had to come here to read the recipe! Love it! And love your site :-).
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GORGEOUS! Love the combination – they would be beautiful appetizers.
This looks amazing – I absolutely LOVE your presentation!
looks great! will the salad keep overnight?
Against All Grain
It will keep if it doesn’t have dressing on it. Otherwise it the lettuce will wilt
I love watermelon and this salad looks so refreshing! Beautiful photos, too!
What unique presentation! Lovely idea. I found this through allergy free wednesdays!
I’m New to the Paleo, gluten free, grain free and dairy free. I’m getting mixed up!
Goat cheese is not on Paleo. Right?? And it is dairy. Right??
Just trying to keep it straight.
This looks AWESOME! I’m anxious to try it.