Watermelon Arugula Mozzarella Wild Tomatoes Salad with Citrus Herb Dressing

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This summer salad is such a delightful and refreshing dish. It works perfectly for an appetizer or equally well for lunch. It’s loaded with nutritional benefits and vitamins. The citrus herb dressing/vinaigrette pairs beautifully with the watermelon and arugula. This is a very flexible salad so feel free to add some toasted nuts or grilled chicken. We usually enjoy this nutritious dish as an appetizer. However you serve it I hope you enjoy as much as we do. Happy Cooking!

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Watermelon Arugula Mozzarella Wild Tomatoes Salad with Citrus Herb Vinaigrette

A healthy, refreshing and delicious salad thats perfect as an appetizer or lunch dish.

Course Appetizer, brunch, Healthy, Lunch
Cuisine American, Gluten free Cuisine, Healthy, Low calories, Low carbs
Keyword Arugula Salad, Best homemade salad dressing, Best Salads, citrus dressing, citrus salad dressing, fresh mozzarella cheese, Gluten Free, Homemade Vinaigrette, low calories, summer salads, Watermelon salad, wild tomatoes
Prep Time 6 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 468 kcal
Author Yasmin Jackson


For the Salad Dressing / Vinaigrette

  • 2 tablespoons red onions diced finely (can sub shallots)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh oregano finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh Tarragon finely chopped
  • 1 clove fresh garlic pressed or finely minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt or kosher (adjust for your diet)
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons grey poupon
  • 2 teaspoons raw organic honey
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice or grapefruit juice
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup Avocado oil (can sub light olive oil)


  • 3 cups organic arugula rinsed and dried
  • 1 cup wild tomatoes (like grape and cherry tomatoes)
  • 1/3 small red onion sliced thinly
  • 3 cups seedless watermelon chunks
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella balls (can sub your favorite cheese)
  • 15 fresh mint leaves
  • citrus salad dressing /vinaigrette recipe included


Let's make the Citrus Herb Salad Dressing/Vinaigrette

  1. Add all the salad dressing ingredients into a large enough measuring cup or salad bottle. Whisk with a fork or use an actual whisk. Whisk until emulsified (creamy looking). Set aside.

    Note: This batch of dressing makes about 16 tablespoons. I serve each salad portion with 2 tablespoons. Leftovers store for up to a week.

Let's make the salad.

  1. Add the arugula to a large salad mixing bowl.

  2. Add in the wild tomatoes, sliced red onions, watermelon chunks and mozzarella balls. Sprinkle in the mint leaves.

  3. Portion out the salad into four salad serving bowls. Spoon/drizzle 1 to 2 tablesoons citrus herd dressing over the salad. Serve and enjoy!

    Note: Left over dressing stores for up to 1 week in refrigerator. Bring to room temperature before serving if desired.

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Nutritional Information will vary depending on actual portions of salad and vinaigrette served.

Nutrition Facts
Watermelon Arugula Mozzarella Wild Tomatoes Salad with Citrus Herb Vinaigrette
Amount Per Serving
Calories 468 Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Fat 41g63%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 20g
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 225mg10%
Potassium 394mg11%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 1554IU31%
Vitamin C 27mg33%
Calcium 283mg28%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Wonderful salad and I love the ingredients you included.

    1. Julietkitchen says:

      Thanks a lot. Very refreshing, healthy and delicious 🤤


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