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perfect summer salad

My sister made this delicious watermelon salad last night and to us, it is the perfect summer salad to accompany just about any meal. 

Two Handfuls baby arugula, washed and spun dry
One small, seedless watermelon, cut into cubes
Parmesan cheese, shaved with a vegetable peeler

For the dressing:
Juice of one or two lemons
1/3 cup olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
whisk together and pour over salad to moisten and serve immediately. 



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  3. small seedless watermelon check
    fresh lemons check
    fresh parm check
    yummy olive oil check
    Salt and Pepper check

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    baby arugula

    Thanks for the recipe!!

  4. Seems easy enough! I'll give this a try.

  5. Hello Annie:
    We are sure that this summer salad will taste delicious, it looks so very pretty and it seems easy enough for even kitchen incompetents such as us to accomplish!! What is not to like?!!

  6. So simple and refreshing. I'm always hesitant to put fruit in salads...but this sounds so good, I may have to give it a try.

  7. annie this look mouth watering. and i bet it is still v good w/o the cheese. someone just gave me a recipe for watermelon salsa. what would summer be w/o watermelon?


  8. Yum, this sounds super delicious!
    Have a wonderful week end Annie :)
    Claudia xo

  9. Hello Annie

    Your posting this recipe is most timely. We have company tomorrow night and this is the perfect salad as one of our guests, dislikes anything green and she will love the cheese and watermelon.

    Many thanks

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  11. I love melon in a salad--this recipe looks perfect!

  12. This looks so refreshing, and it's so hot today! The combination of the melon and the Parmesan looks especially wonderful.

  13. Oh this sounds simply delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  14. Watermelon is my all time favorite. This looks so yummy and I'll be sure to try it!