Watermelon Salad

I planted watermelon this year for the first time.  So far I have harvested two huge melons.  A vermin has eaten about a quarter of another melon, but I have left it in the garden in hopes that it will continue to eat that one and not the rest of them.  I have used watermelon this summer in both a salad and as a dessert on a really hot day.  The salad below is easy and refreshing!

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Watermelon and Arugula Salad

1/2 pound washed baby arugula leaves

2 pounds cubed watermelon

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/2 pound shaved Parmesan cheese

Whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper.  In a large salad bowl, toss the arugula with the dressing.  Add the watermelon and sprinkle with Parmesan. Toss lightly just to mix.  Serves 6.

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