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Watermelon basil salad in a white bowl with a lime and a bowl of honey and strawberries in the background.

Watermelon Basil Salad

  • Author: Andrea
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This watermelon basil salad is cold and crisp, sweet and juicy, and exactly what you need on your plate this summer!


  • Limes, Squeezed/Juiced: 2
  • Granulated Sugar: 1 Teaspoon
  • Watermelon, Cut into 1/2 Inch Cubes: 4-5 Pound Watermelon
  • Strawberries, Rinsed and Thinly Sliced: 2 Cups
  • Basil, Rinsed and Sliced/Chopped: 1/4 Cup
  • Goat Cheese, Crumbled: 1/4 Cup
  • Honey: 2 Tablespoons


  1. Mix: In a small bowl, mix the lime juice and sugar together and set it aside. 
  2. Combine:  In a serving bowl, add the watermelon and strawberries. Pour the lime mixture over and give the salad a toss. 
  3. Serve: Garnish the salad with basil, crumbles of goat cheese, and a drizzle of honey. 


Plan to make this recipe the day of because if it’s made ahead of time (24 hours +), the juices will start releasing from the watermelon, making the salad runny and creating a soup-like consistency. 

Avoid mixing the salad once you’ve added the goat cheese because the cheese will start to disintegrate and lose its crumbly texture. 

Please note that alternative ingredients are just suggestions and have not been tested. 

Nutrition facts are estimates only.

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  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: side dish, appetizer, salad
  • Method: no bake, chill
  • Cuisine: american

Keywords: watermelon salad, salad with goat cheese

Watermelon Basil Salad