Watermelon Quinoa Salad

Watermelon Quinoa Salad
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Recipe Credit: . Photo Credit: Emily Weeks, RDN, LD.
This watermelon quinoa salad is packed with nutritious veggies and filling quinoa that will keep you full for hours. Try making this during the summer when watermelon is in peak for a burst of flavor.
  • Prep time
    10 min
  • Cook time
    15 min
  • Servings
    4 Servings
  • Serving size
    2 cups salad (½ cup quinoa per serving)
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

4 Servings

  • Serving Size
    2 cups salad (½ cup quinoa per serving)
  • Amount per serving Calories 340

  • Total Fat 21g
    • Saturated Fat 4.6g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 10mg
  • Sodium 350mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 30g
    • Dietary Fiber 6g
    • Total Sugars 9g
    • Added Sugars 1g
  • Protein 13g
  • Potassium 670mg
  • Phosphorus 345mg


  • low sodium vegetable broth
    1 cup
  • quinoa (rinsed)
    1/2 cup
  • baby arugula
    5 oz
  • watermelon (medium diced)
    2 cup
  • avocado (medium diced)
  • salted pumpkin seeds
    1/4 cup
  • fresh mint (leaves torn)
    1/2 oz
  • reduced-fat feta cheese
    4 oz
  • lime (zested and juiced)
    1 med
  • olive oil
    2 tbsp
  • honey
    1 tsp


  1. Bring broth to boil in a small saucepan. Add quinoa and cover, reduce heat to low. Cook for 15 minutes, or until broth is absorbed. Spread quinoa onto a large baking sheet pan into a thin layer to cool.

  2. Once the quinoa has cooled to room temperature, arrange the arugula on a large serving platter. Top with quinoa, watermelon, avocado, pumpkin seeds, mint, and feta.

  3. Combine the lime zest and juice, oil, and honey in a small bowl. Whisk to combine and drizzle the dressing over the salad. Add salt and pepper if desired.