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
190
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
18g
26%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
15g
63%
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Carbohydrate, by difference
2g
2%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
97µg
14%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
6mg
8%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
104µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
168mg
17%
Choline, total
7mg
2%
Folate, total
26µg
7%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
21mg
7%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
100mg
14%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
251mg
17%
Water
44g
2%
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.