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Grilled Shrimp, Watermelon, and Arugula Salad

When the mercury is on the rise, the idea of a fruit salad is certainly an appealing one.
Shrimp and Watermelon Salad
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Here, sweet juicy watermelon and pleasantly bitter arugula combine into a fantastic salad, which also gets a savory boost from perfectly grilled shrimp.

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Ready in
15 m
10 m
(prepare time)
5 m
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


  • 1 Pound medium-sized shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 3 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Cups diced watermelon
  • 4 Cups arugula
  • 1/2 Cup red onions, sliced thinly


Preheat a grill on moderate heat.

In a bowl, toss the shrimp with vegetable oil and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Grill until opaque and just cooked through.

In a bowl, whisk together the lemon juice and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Add the shrimp, arugula, onions and watermelon and toss gently to combine. Serve immediately.