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Zesty Melon Salad with Arugula

Sweet summer melon with a bit of spice and acidity will change your life - it's almost hard to go back to eating them plain! A bit of peppery arugula transforms this recipe into a sophisticated and easy side dish. 

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Zesty Melon Salad with Arugula

Servings

8

Prep Time

15 minutes

Calories

0

Author:

Giada De Laurentiis

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cantaloupe (halved lengthwise, seeded and cut into half-moons, rinds removed)
  • 1/2 small seedless watermelon (cut into wedges, rinds removed)
  • 4 dried pequin chiles
  • 1/4 teaspoon flaky sea salt
  • 1 cup baby arugula
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice

Instructions

  1. This recipe originally appeared on Giada on the Beach. Episode: Italian Surf 'n' Turf.
  2. Shingle the cantaloupe half-moons and watermelon wedges on a platter. Crush the chiles and sprinkle them over the melons. Season with the salt. Scatter with the arugula. Drizzle the olive oil and lime juice over the top.

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