Watermelon-Basil Salad

watermelon basil salad

I almost forgot I had this recipe to share with you guys, and you NEED to try this before summer ends. It’s a watermelon-basil salad that is so fresh and delicious, you’ll want to eat it with every meal! This is one of the menu items I included on this pink party project last year for Estroven and breast cancer awareness.

Growing up, we used to put a little salt on our watermelon so this kind of reminds me of that tradition. Combining the sweet watermelon with the salty feta, and the flavor pop of the basil is a great way to serve up those fresh watermelons that are in the stores and markets now. Here’s the simple instructions below…

watermelon_basil salad

Watermelon-Basil Salad

  • 1/2 of a small watermelon
  • 4-5 fresh basil leaves, cut chiffonade style
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • Splash of balsamic vinegar

Cut watermelon into small, bite-size cubes

Sprinkle with basil and cheese. Splash with balsamic vinegar and combine gently.

Chill until ready to serve.

HOSTESS TIP: Chiffonade style cuts are when you layer the leaves of basil on top of one another, roll them up {jelly-roll style}, and cut so you get long ribbons of basil.


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Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and has contributed to Homes.com, SheKnows, and countless other websites. Most recently she was featured in Celebrate magazine, and her work has been published in Woman's World, Ocala Style, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.


  1. Susan Crabtree says:

    Yum! We made it this weekend & I added a little arugula & it was delicious!

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