Watermelon Basil Salad

This watermelon salad is just a huge burst of freshness! What better way to keep summer alive than with watermelon basil salad? What a perfect salad to keep that diet on track and healthy meal gives you a burst of energy!


Watermelon Basil Salad




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! 


Watermelon Basil Salad

Such a pretty salad to serve, healthy for your diet and shouts Summer time!

This is perfect for a brunch with your friends, they will be very impressed on how this presents itself. It's not only colorful but this basil dressing is over the top fabulous. 

I love to use the leftovers and brush it on top of french bread, add some grated cheese and broil the tops. That just adds the perfect accompaniment to this salad. 

Of course if you are watching carbs then omit that bread!





Watermelon Basil Salad

Watermelon Basil Salad Recipe

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If your looking for a delicious diet salad, you've found it!

ingredients:


  • 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 see below:
    1 cup fresh basil leaves
    3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

instructions:


  1. Watermelon Basil Salad Recipe

    (Basil Oil Dressing):

    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.

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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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