Watermelon and Basil Salad

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Watermelon and Basil Salad
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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Ready in
15 m
4
Servings
234
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
3 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
18g
27%
Sugar
13g
N/A
Saturated Fat
5g
24%
Cholesterol
17mg
6%
Protein
4g
8%
Carbs
17g
6%
Vitamin A
84µg
9%
Vitamin B12
0.3µg
5.3%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
8.8%
Vitamin C
19mg
31%
Vitamin E
2mg
11%
Vitamin K
22µg
28%
Calcium
116mg
12%
Fiber
1g
4%
Folate (food)
15µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
15µg
4%
Iron
0.9mg
5%
Magnesium
27mg
7%
Monounsaturated
11g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.6mg
2.9%
Phosphorus
88mg
13%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
256mg
7%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
11.9%
Sodium
549mg
23%
Zinc
0.8mg
5.2%