A quick salad of watermelon and basil. The chili powder plays well with the sweetness of the melon.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stack basil leaves on top of each other and roll tightly into a log. Slice lengthwise into thin ribbons.

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  • Combine basil slices and watermelon in a large bowl. Drizzle lemon juice over watermelon.

  • Mix salt and chili powder together in a small bowl; sprinkle over watermelon and toss to combine. Chill salad before serving, at least 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

2 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 0.4g; fatg; cholesterolmg; sodium 121.8mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2020
I substituted Tajin for the salt and chili powder and used yellow watermelon for a pretty and delicious salad! Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/04/2017
I followed the quantities exactly. You absolutely have to like salt on your watermelon to like this. My husband loved it. I couldn't eat it. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/04/2017
I followed the quantities exactly. You absolutely have to like salt on your watermelon to like this. My husband loved it. I couldn't eat it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2016
7.7.16 Had a chilled mini melon in the fridge so decided to give this a go for lunch today. The combination of basil with that little bit of lemon chili powder and kosher salt is almost magical. And at 10 calories go ahead and eat your heart out. WOW loved it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2020
7.21.19 ... https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/254422/watermelon-basil-salad/ ... Ya know how you like some foods separately, but not together? I was hesitant to try this recipe because of that. Watermelon had to go. Fresh basil outside. O-kay, I'll try. What a surprise! The spiciness was subtle; basil wasn't overpowering. A really good blend of flavors without taking away from the watermelon. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2016
What a great combination Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2019
Easiest recipe but so tasty!! I probably used more basil then needed.....I looooooove basil...do not be afraid of the chili. Gives it just a hint of spicy which is countered by the sweet basil and watermelon. Salt... I just ground pink Himalayan over it I didn t measure. Awesome summer treat! Thanks for recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2020
I substituted Tajin for the salt and chili powder and used yellow watermelon for a pretty and delicious salad! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2020
Delicious summer salad, the added kick of cayenne pepper is tasty. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2020
I wasn't sure what to expect with the combination of ingredients, but I really liked this! I scaled it down to a smaller serving and did not have a chance to let it chill as indicated. After sampling it, I gave it an additional sprinkle of salt and chili powder for more kick. Nice lunch on a hot summer day. Thanks for the recipe! Read More