Watermelon Arugula Goat Cheese Salad

Summer is *almost* over. Although the weather here in Boston has been screaming fall this week… This makes me very sad. I do feel like I had a great summer, and I do love fall, but I’m not ready to think about what that means is coming next. Winter. Blech. Last winter was brutal, and I’m just not ready for it. Hubby, on the other hand, can’t wait to bust out his snowboard…

As I’m clinging to these last few days and hours of summer, I’ve been eating as much summer produce as possible. This salad is a simple way to highlight some delicious watermelon. The peppery arugula and salty goat cheese provide a great contrast to the sweet juicy watermelon.

I didn’t actually follow a recipe here, I just threw things together.

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Watermelon Arugula Goat Cheese Salad

Yield: Serves 6-10

Ingredients:

3-5 oz arugula
1/4 of a whole watermelon, cubed
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2-4 oz crumbled goat cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Arrange arugula on a serving platter.

Top with cubed watermelon.

Pour vinegar over watermelon and top with goat cheese.

Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

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10 Responses to “Strawberry Shortcake Cake”

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    Kate — June 28, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Ahhh. Tougas Farm is my FAVORITE PLACE!!! I have some family members who work there.

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    nutmegnanny — June 28, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    That farm looks awesome! I have never been strawberry picking either. I really should!

    This cake looks great too. What a nice hubby to make you such a delicious cake 🙂

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    Ashley — June 28, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Oh my, this looks so delicious! I might need to request this for my birthday cake next year, I always ask for strawberry cake. 🙂

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    Karin — June 28, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Yum!

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    Memória — June 28, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    I’ve been wanting to try out this cake, but I just don’t like the addition of sour cream. I may have to get over my dislike of the sour stuff and make this. It looks great!

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    Jen — June 28, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    We subbed greek yogurt for the sour cream in case that sounds better to you.

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    Cara — June 28, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    I think C should give B a strong hint about birthday cake baking 😉

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    Debbi Does Dinner Healthy — June 28, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    The cake looks fantastic!!! I have never been strawberry picking, I’m sure my kids would love it though. We go apple picking every fall though.

    Funny, I just “found” your blog looking through a bunch of old recipes that I bookmarked in a file like a year ago. I had your Samoas Bars bookmarked to make and I forgot about them. I still want to make them!!!

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    Storibook Designs — July 4, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    I live about 10 minutes from Tougas Farms… great place. Lots of great farmstands in this area actually!

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    Ingrid — September 4, 2010 at 2:54 am

    How nice of him! It does look good.
    ~ingrid

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