Thursday Nugget

Healthy Recipe of the Week

A Refreshing Summer Salad

Watermelon Salad with Feta and Honeyed Pistachios

Image source: People Weekly Magazine, July/August 2018


  • 1 small Red Onion (sliced)
  • 3 tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Pistachios (roughly chopped)
  • 2 tablespoon Honey
  • 2 large bunches of Arugula with thick stems discarded (approximately 8 cups)
  • 6 Radishes (very thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 small Watermelon (approximately 1 1/2 pounds) cut into pieces
  • 1 ripe Avocado (sliced)
  • 4 ounces Feta (broken into pieces)
  • Black Pepper and Salt to taste


In a small bowl, toss red onion with red wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Let sit, tossing occasionally.

Line a small baking sheet with nonstick foil. Heat a small skillet on medium and toss pistachios until lightly toasted (about 2 to 3 minutes). Add honey and a pinch of salt and let bubble for 1 minute. Remove from heat and immediately transfer to prepared baking sheet to cool.

Toss arugula with radishes, remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Transfer to a platter or large serving bowl. Top with watermelon, avocado, feta cheese, red onion mixture, and pistachios. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Serves 4. Per serving: 410 calories – 31 grams total fat – 7.5 grams saturated fat – 10 grams protein – 365 milligrams sodium – 29 grams carbohydrates – 6 grams fiber






People Weekly Magazine, July/August 2018 issue















About rrluthi

Certified fitness expert with a passion for educating and empowering people of all ages (young "kiddos" to the active aging "baby boomers") about the benefits of adopting and maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle, preventing injury, and feeling good. Proven strengths applying cutting-edge fitness/wellness concepts and research through roles as a health coach, fitness trainer, group exercise instructor, and rehabilitation aide—in addition to promoting these concepts in a more systematic way through blogging and social media, community outreach, and corporate wellness program facilitation.
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