The summer days are getting longer and hotter, leading me to search for refreshing recipes that are easy to whip up. I’m a sucker for anything that takes little preparation, and while I’m honestly not much of a salad gal, I do LOVE veggies. This recipe is veggie-full and something my fellow non-loving salad pals will enjoy. Don’t be fooled by their name; watermelon radishes are nothing like your average watermelon. Earthy and packed with a spicy kick, these vegetables go best paired with a simple balsamic vinaigrette.


  • watermelon radish
  • golden beets
  • chives
  • feta
  • arugula
  • heirloom tomatoes
  • mixed greens
  • olive oil
  • balsamic vinegar

Using a mandolin, with the safety guard on, thinly slice the golden beets and watermelon radish. Chop the chives, slice the tomatoes, and set aside. In a large bowl, mix together arugula and the mixed greens. We chose to make a super simple dressing with just olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

After plating the salad, crumble some feta cheese on top.

The fresh veggies make this salad packed full of refreshing nutrients!

A salad that is as equally beautiful as it is delicious.

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DIY Production and Styling: Cassidy Miller

Photography: Chris Andre