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Feta Watermelon Salad from BJ's Restaurants


This refreshing salad from BJ's has cubes of cool watermelon, arugula, mixed greens, pickled red onions, feta cheese and mint with honey vinaigrette. Add your own touch with a sprinkle of nuts or seeds or grilled chicken (not included in nutrition information).
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Makes 2 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups Mixed Baby Greens
  • 1 ½ Cups Arugula
  • ¾ Cup Fresh Watermelon Cubes
  • 2 Tbsp Pickled Red Onion (Recipe to Follow)
  • 2 Mint Leaves
  • ¼ Cup Honey Vinaigrette (Recipe to Follow)
  • 3 Tbsp Feta Cheese, Crumbled
  • ¼ Tsp Fresh Parsley, Chopped


Pickled Red Onion:    

  • ½ Cup Red Onion, Sliced Thin    
  • 2 Tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar    
  • Pinch of Taragon     
  • Pinch of Kosher Salt    
  • Pinch of Ground Black Pepper    
  • 1 Tbsp Granulated Sugar    


Honey Vinaigrette:

  • ¼ Cup Italian Dressing
  • 1 Tbsp Honey
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Orange Juice
  •  1 Tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Pinch of Kosher Salt
  • Pinch of Ground Black Pepper


Directions:

  1. To make honey vinaigrette, whisk ingredients together in mixing bowl and refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. To make the pickled red onion, whisk together vinegar, tarragon, salt, pepper, and sugar until combined. Add sliced onions and allow to “pickle” for 2 hours in the refrigerator.
  3. Assemble salad by tossing together baby greens, arugula, watermelon cubes, pickled red onions, and mint with honey vinaigrette. Mound on a plate and top with feta cheese crumbles and fresh parsley.


Nutrition Information*:

140 calories, 8 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 15 mg cholesterol, 500 mg sodium,
16 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, 13 g sugar, 4 g protein, 1.5 cups fruits/veggies

* Nutrition information may vary from the item served in the restaurant.

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