Watermelon and Basil Salad

Watermelon and Basil Salad
Staff Writer
Watermelon and basil salad

Molly Aronica

Watermelon and basil salad

This bright, summer salad includes just a few ingredients but packs incredible flavor. The key is the balance of sweet, salty, and savory components — the sweet comes from the watermelon, the salty comes from the crumbled feta cheese, and the savory comes from the basil and citrus vinaigrette. 

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4
Servings
279
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • baby watermelon
  • 1/2  Cup  basil, chiffonade
  • 1/2  Cup  crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4  Cup  extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2  Tablespoons  fresh lemon juice
  • 1  Tablespoon  white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  ground ginger
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions

Scoop the watermelon into balls using an ice cream scoop or a melon baller (depending on the size you prefer) then place them into a medium-sized serving bowl. Toss the basil and feta cheese into the bowl and mix gently.

 

Combine the remaining ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to make a vinaigrette. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss gently, then serve immediately.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
24g
34%
Sugar
5g
6%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
6mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
11g
8%
Protein
6g
13%
Vitamin A, RAE
22µg
3%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
47µg
52%
Calcium, Ca
124mg
12%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
22µg
6%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
18mg
6%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
103mg
15%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
281mg
19%
Water
32g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Watermelon Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Watermelon Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.