By | March 22, 2012

The warm weather is here early this year! The early season means one of spring and summer’s favorite fruits is starting to pop up at the market earlier- the watermelon. This juicy fruit is ideal by itself or in desserts, but its versatility also makes for a great salad ingredient.

Seasonal eating is about highlighting the main ingredient, and in this case the watermelon is highlighted without too many other additives. This super easy Watermelon Basil Salad has only five ingredients and can be put together in less than five minutes. It’s a great option as an appetizer, side dish, or healthy snack during these warm weather months.

Watermelon Basil Salad Recipe

Servings: 4
Calories: 154 per serving
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins


  • 4 cups watermelon, cut into cubes
  • Handful basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper


Place watermelon and basil in a salad bowl. Drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper and toss to combine thoroughly.

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