Watermelon Basil Salad

I saw this recipe on social media recently, and I thought it looked delicious. I just so happen to have extra watermelon from my watermelon mocktail I made last week, so this was the perfect way to use it up. With the surplus of fragrant basil from my garden, I just had to try this. Add the tangy feta crumbles and bold flavors of pine nuts, this is the perfect summer salad that you would never expect. If you like watermelon and fresh dishes as much as I do, give this watermelon basil salad a try.

Why you’ll love this watermelon recipe

  • It is so juicy and delicious, easy to make and totally different than anything you might expect.
  • This watermelon basil salad is healthy!
  • This recipe is a great way to use up those giant, sweet watermelons before they go bad.

Here’s what you’ll need to make it

  • Your favorite knife
  • Cutting board
  • Frying pan. My favorite pan of all time is hexclad.

Ingredients & substitutions

  • Half a watermelon
  • Block of feta
  • Pine nuts
  • Basil
  • High quality olive oil

How to make this keyword

Cut the watermelon in half and set the other half aside. Remove the rind and cut into cubes, then place in a bowl.

Crumble the feta on top of the watermelon.

Toast your pine nuts over medium heat, stirring constantly until they are slightly browned. This releases the flavors of the pine nuts, so don’t skip this step. Pour those pine nuts on the salad.

Roughly chop the basil and sprinkle generously over the salad. The more basil, the better in my opinion!

FAQs about watermelon nutrition

What are the health benefits of watermelon?

46 calories.
12 grams of carbohydrates.
865 international units (IU) of vitamin A — (equates to . 26 milligrams)
12 milligrams of vitamin C.
170 milligrams of potassium.
0.1 milligrams of vitamin B6.
Zero fat, cholesterol or sodium.

Does watermelon hold any nutritional value?

Yes! Watermelon packs a punch when it comes to essential nutrients. It contains about 15% of your daily vitamin C, along with a wealth of other vitamins and minerals your body needs to optimal functioning, such as potassium and vitamins A and B6.

What are the proven benefits of eating watermelon?

Keeps you hydrated.
Helps in blood sugar management.
Aids in weight loss.
Helps to prevent cardiovascular disease.
Decreases severity of Asthma.
Reduces dental problems.
Fights inflammation.
Good for nerve function.

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Watermelon Basil Salad

This refreshing watermelon basil salad is so surprisingly good, you will want to eat the whole bowl for yourself!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4 People
Calories 100 kcal


  • 1 Knife
  • 1 Cutting board
  • 1 Frying Pan


  • 1/2 seedless watermelon Peeled and cubed
  • 1 Bunch basil I like a lot of basil on this salad
  • 2 Oz pine nuts toasted
  • 4 Oz feta crumbled
  • olive oil drizzled on top


  • Cut your watermelon in half and set one half aside. Cut the rind off of the watermelon, and cut into about 1 inch cubes. Place the watermelon cubes in bowl and set aside.
    Pick the basil leaves off the stem and rough chop them.
    Crumble the feta on top of the watermelon.
    In a dry pan over medium heat, toast the pine nuts until they are just slightly browned. Top the salad with those.
    Top with lots of basil and drizzle with high quality olive oil.
Keyword basil, feta, feta salad, summer salad, watermelon basil, watermelon lime, watermelon salad

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