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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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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
Servings4
Calories Per Serving234
Total Fat18g27%
Sugar13gN/A
Saturated5g24%
Cholesterol17mg6%
Protein4g8%
Carbs17g6%
Vitamin A84µg9%
Vitamin B120.3µg5.3%
Vitamin B60.2mg8.8%
Vitamin C19mg31%
Vitamin E2mg11%
Vitamin K22µg28%
Calcium116mg12%
Fiber1g4%
Folate (food)15µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)15µg4%
Iron0.9mg5%
Magnesium27mg7%
Monounsaturated11gN/A
Niacin (B3)0.6mg2.9%
Phosphorus88mg13%
Polyunsaturated2gN/A
Potassium256mg7%
Riboflavin (B2)0.2mg11.9%
Sodium549mg23%
Zinc0.8mg5.2%