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Watermelon, Burrata and Arugula Salad with Jalapeño Lemon Vinaigrette

A refreshing salad topped with creamy Burrata and a sweet and spicy vinaigrette.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: arugula, burrata, honey, jalapenos, lemons, summer salad, vinaigrette
Servings: 2 people


  • Blender or Food Processor


Jalapeño Lemon Vinaigrette

  • 2 fresh jalapeños seeded, ribs removed and rough chopped
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest (zest from one lemon)
  • 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice (approx. 3-4 lemons)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup olive oil

Watermelon Burrata and Arugula Salad

  • 2-3 cups arugula
  • 1/4 cup toasted almond slices
  • 1 ball burrata cheese
  • 1 cup watermelon diced medium
  • 1/2 cup Jalapeño Lemon Vinaigrette (recipe included)
  • Balsamic glaze for garnish optional


Jalapeño Lemon Vinaigrette

  • Place jalapeños, lemon zest, lemon juice, cilantro, apple cider vinegar, honey and salt in the blender or food processor and blend on high for 1 minute, until fully liquified.
  • With the blender running, add the olive oil in a steady stream until all of the oil is incorporated.

Watermelon, Burrata and Arugula Salad

  • Place the arugula across a large plate or large shallow bowl.
  • Drizzle half of the Jalapeno Lemon Vinaigrette evenly across the arugula.
  • Gently place the burrata in the center of the arugula.
  • Add the diced watermelon on top of the arugula around the burrata.
  • Drizzle the remaining vinaigrette over the watermelon pieces and then sprinkle the entire salad with the toasted almonds.
  • Drizzle balsamic glaze over the top of the plated salad for garnish.


The Jalapeño Lemon Vinaigrette can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. 
This recipe makes about 2 cups of vinaigrette. Cut the vinaigrette portion of the recipe in half if you do not plan to use the leftover dressing within 1 week.
Feta cheese may be substituted for burrata. If using crumbled feta, sprinkle it all over the salad. If using block feta cut it into small bite size pieces before adding. 
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