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Watermelon Basil Salad Recipe

This watermelon salad is just a huge burst of freshness! What better way to keep summer alive than with watermelon basil salad? 
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This is sure to please all your family and friends and goes especially well at a barbecue. Don't miss the flavors even at the end of summer. Make a salad that shout summer all year long! 
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Ciao, Claudia




Watermelon Basil Salad Recipe

4 pounds of seedless cubed watermelon
1 cup halved grape tomatoes
1/4 cup cubed mozzarella, provolone or feta
1 teaspoon fresh chopped parsely
1 teaspoon fresh chopped mint
1 small seedless cucumber cut into small pieces
salt pepper to taste
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil

Garnish:
Romaine full lettuce leaves
Fresh basil leaves
Mint sprigs

Basil Oil Dressing:
1 cup fresh basil leaves
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

Blanch the basil leaves in boiling water for one minute. Place in a bath of ice water. Drain.
Put the basil and olive oil in a food processor and blend till smooth. Pour this basil oil into a  cheesecloth with a glass bowl underneath it. Let it drip. Do not squeeze cheese cloth. Let drip around 1 hour.

In the meantime make the salad. I line a bowl or individual plates with romaine lettuce set aside.
  
In another bowl toss the watermelon, cucumbers, tomatoes and cheese with olive oil and lemon juice. Transfer to your serving bowl or plates.

Drizzle with basil oil and more olive oil. Salt, pepper to taste.

Garnish with mint sprigs and basil leaves.

3 comments:

  1. Dear Claudia, A perfect salad to enjoy at any meal my friend. xoxo Catherine

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  2. This would be a great addition to our Labor Day menu!!

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