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.
- 5 cups watermelon (cubed)
- ½ red onion (sliced thinly)
- 3.5 ounces goat cheese
- ¼ cup fresh basil (torn)
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ tablespoon red wine vinegar
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
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.
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.
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