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Watermelon salad with goat cheese and basil
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Watermelon Salad with Goats Cheese and Basil

This watermelon salad with goat cheese and basil is bursting with flavor! You’ll love the sweet fruit, tangy cheese, fresh herbs, and red onion with the bright vinaigrette.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad, Salads & Dressings
Cuisine: American
Diet: Diabetic
Keyword: fruit salad, Watermelon salad
Servings: 8
Calories: 102kcal
Author: Shelby Kinnaird

Ingredients

Salad

  • 5 cups watermelon (cubed)
  • ½ red onion (sliced thinly)
  • 3.5 ounces goat cheese
  • ¼ cup fresh basil (torn)

Vinaigrette

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, mix together the vinaigrette ingredients until smooth. Set aside.
  • Add the cubed watermelon to a large salad bowl.
  • Crumble the goat cheese over the watermelon, add the sliced red onion, then sprinkle with the torn basil leaves.
  • Just before serving, drizzle the vinaigrette over the salad and toss well to combine.

Notes

This recipe is for 10 servings of watermelon salad. Each serving is a ½ cup.
This salad can be prepped a few hours in advance. Chop and combine the watermelon, onion, cheese, and basil, then store covered in the refrigerator. Mix the vinaigrette, then store separately in the refrigerator.
Once mixed, leftovers can be stored covered in the refrigerator for a day or two. Keep in mind that the vinaigrette will soften the watermelon.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.2g | Protein: 3.4g | Fat: 7.1g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2.5g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 1.6mg | Sodium: 149.7mg | Potassium: 136.8mg | Fiber: 0.7g | Sugar: 5.2g | Net carbs: 6.5g