Watermelon Arugula Salad with Blueberry Balsamic Dressing
I’m already jazzed that it’s Friday, but to make things even better, we’re welcoming a new and oh-so-friendly face to the blog today! I connected with Brie over on Instagram quite a few months back and instantly knew we’d be a good fit! She loves fitness, real food and tacos--- match made in heaven! Read more about Brie here and join me in giving her a warm welcome to DF!
Hi friends of Define Fettle! I am Brie and I blog over at Lean, Clean, & Brie. I am so excited to be sharing a recipe here today and I have to admit, it is one of my favorites.
Over on my blog, Lean, Clean, & Brie, I share healthy whole food recipes that fuel long distance running. I am passionate about eating real foods that fuel your body inside and out and I love that I can use food to help me with my running. I connected with Britany over on Instagram (come say hi! I am @leancleanbrie!) and absolutely loved her approach to food and fitness. I realized it was a lot like mine! We love fueling ourselves with real foods and, of course, with coffee and nut butter cups.
Over the past year or so, I have really started to adopt a real food lifestyle and it has given me so much more than I ever would have expected. When I started eating less processed foods and more real foods, I became happier with how I felt every day. I listened to my body to realize what foods felt good to eat, and what foods my body did not like so much. Not only has my digestive system felt better than ever, but I feel like I have so much more energy every day and do not feel weighed down after every meal. I realized what foods work good before a long run, what foods are best to eat after a speed workout, and what it all comes down to: real foods. If you walk into my kitchen you will see sweet potatoes, kale, brussels sprouts, almond milk, coconut oil, and more real foods. I have never felt better fueling my body in this way and my running has been improving ever since.
Since summer is here and I have been enjoying as much time as possible outside (one of the perks of being a teacher on summer break!), I decided to share a summer salad recipe with you all today. The best part of this salad? The homemade dressing! It is beyond easy to make and it is so good. It is fresh, flavorful, and made with all those good for you ingredients!
This Watermelon Arugula Salad is a great dish to bring along to a summer BBQ and is simple to make. I love throwing this salad together for a weekday lunch sometimes too!
WATERMELON ARUGULA SALAD WITH BLUEBERRY BALSAMIC DRESSING
For the salad -
· 4 cups Baby Arugula
· 2 cups Watermelon, chopped
· 2 tbsp Red Onion, chopped
· ½ tsp Sea Salt
For the dressing –
· ½ cup Blueberries
· ¼ cup Balsamic Vinegar
· ¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
· 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
· 1 tsp Honey
· ½ tsp Sea Salt
· ½ tsp Ground Black Pepper
1. Toss baby arugula, chopped watermelon, and chopped red onion together in a bowl.
2. In a blender, combine blueberries, balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, honey, sea salt, and ground black pepper. Blend until smooth.
3. Pour dressing over salad and season with sea salt and ground black pepper if desired.
4. Store leftover dressing in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
Thanks so much to Britany for letting me take over today. I love being able to share my favorite meals with my readers so make sure to stop by my blog and say hi! I would love to know if you give this salad and dressing a try!