Olivia’s Arugula, Watermelon and Feta Salad recipe and a weekly workout!

I guess you could call it my nesting phase, but I have been in the kitchen a lot this past week. One of my favorite things about this time of year is the watermelon! I love adding it to my meals, especially this salad! It’s a light salad, but delicious with the chunks of watermelon. It’s great for a hot day and for your friends/family that aren’t big salad eaters. This is adapted from one of my favorite chefs, Ina Gartner’s recipes see my very close version below.

Arugula, Watermelon and Feta Salad

For the vinaigrette dressing:
1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons)

1 tablespoon honey1/2 cup good olive oil

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

For the Salad:
6 cups baby arugula, washed and spun dry(make sure you dry it good)

1/4th of a seedless watermelon, rind removed, and cut in 2-inch cubes

12 ounces good feta cheese, 1/2-inch diced

1 cup (4 ounces) whole fresh mint leaves, julienned


Whisk together the orange juice, lemon juice, shallots, honey, salt, and pepper. Slowly pour in the olive oil, whisking constantly, to form an emulsion. If not using within an hour, store the vinaigrette covered in the refrigerator.

Wait to assemble until right before serving. Place the arugula, watermelon, feta, and mint in a large bowl. Drizzle with 2/3rd vinaigrette to coat the greens lightly and toss well. Leave the rest on the side. Taste for seasonings and serve immediately.

Weekly Workout
Add the optional burn outs at the end of each set for more intensity.
weekly workout3
12 push ups (with or without ball)
8 hip raises
(60 seconds burnout push ups)

10 single leg lunge with hop (switch legs each set)
medicine ball workout3
medicine ball workout4
10 wall balls
(60 seconds burnout jump lunges)

Ab and Butt workout5
Ab and Butt workout4
15 ab layouts
Ab and Butt workout2
15 donkey kicks
(Hold plank minimum 60 seconds)

15 tri extensions
15 jump ropes
xo – Olivia

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