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Watermelon Basil Salad with Mint and Goats Cheese

Watermelon basil salad with mint, creamy goats cheese and balsamic glaze. This is a super quick summer salad that’s so light and refreshing.

Summer time is all about watermelon, it’s a perfect snack that is super tasty, sweet and refreshing. It’s literally like taking a drink of delicious fruit juice when you bite into it. It’s also perfect with creamy goats cheese, balsamic glaze and fresh herbs such as basil and mint. This salad has it all and it’s ready in under 10 minutes.

A delicious light watermelon basil salad with mint, goats and balsamic glaze. Refreshing and healthy salad recipe insidetherustickitchen

I see watermelon everywhere here in Tuscany at this time of year. You can find market stalls and supermarkets filled with all different sizes of from little baby watermelon to humongous giants. I think the done thing here is to just cut a massive slice for you to sink your teeth into and quench your thirst on a long hot day and I have to say sometimes there’s nothing better.

A delicious light watermelon basil salad with mint, goats and balsamic glaze. Refreshing and healthy salad recipe insidetherustickitchen

I also love to scoop it into little balls using a melon ball scope and freeze them as ice cubes. I add them to summer cocktails, drinks or just to eat and cool down. There are so many ways to eat watermelon, I love it, what’s your favourite way?

The goats cheese and balsamic glaze go perfectly with this watermelon basil salad it’s a mixture of tangy, sweet and sour flavours along with the fresh, juicy watermelon wedges and fragrant basil and mint. I give this salad a tiny drizzle of olive oil and a little sprinkling of salt and pepper and it’s done. It doesn’t need much, just simple ingredients that pack a punch.


A delicious light watermelon basil salad with mint, goats and balsamic glaze. Refreshing and healthy salad recipe insidetherustickitchen

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Watermelon and goats cheese salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

Watermelon, basil salad with mint, creamy goats cheese and balsamic glaze. This is a super quick summer salad that's so light and refreshing.

Course: Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 156 kcal
Author: Emily Kemp
Ingredients
  • 1.7 lbs (800g) watermelon
  • 5.2 oz (150g) goats cheese
  • 1 large handful of basil
  • 1 large handful of mint
  • 3-4 tsp balsamic glaze
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper , to season
  • olive oil , to drizzle
Instructions
  1. Chop the watermelon up into small chunks of triangles and place on serving plates. Divide the goats cheese and scatter on top of the watermelon.
  2. Finely chop the mint and basil and scatter over the salad. Drizzle over a little balsamic glaze on each salad and finish with a sprinkle of salt and pepper and a drizzle of olive oil.

Recipe Notes

Please note this recipe was tested and developed using metric measurements all imperial measurements are approximate.

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20 Comments

  • Reply
    Bintu
    June 17, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    My son loves watermelon and he would devour this in no time. It looks refreshing

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    Tracy | Baking Mischief
    June 17, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    This is such a pretty salad! I love watermelon in the summer, and I love your tip about freezing watermelon to add to drinks. I am totally trying that!

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    Dahn
    June 17, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    what a great summer salad, I love mixing things up with watermelon, this looks amazing

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    Lisa | Garlic & Zest
    June 17, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    This just sounds so cool and delicious! I love salads like this in the summertime!

  • Reply
    Roxana
    June 17, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Love your simple authentic Italian recipes. This looks so delicious and refreshing.

  • Reply
    Mikaela
    June 17, 2017 at 2:33 am

    This salad is perfection. I love the combination!

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    Jessy @ The Life Jolie
    June 15, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    Salad has all the right flavors- it looks so fresh and summery!

  • Reply
    Liz
    June 15, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    These are like all my favorite things in one salad! I’m definitely trying this!

  • Reply
    Natalia
    June 15, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    Best food for summer! I used to have this when I was a child and still crave it every summer. Beautiful pictures!

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    swayam
    June 15, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    This is my favorite thing to do this summer! Watermelon and feta is such a classic but I love how you have used goats cheese instead! Looks very refreshing.

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    Shumaila
    June 15, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    I have been eating watermelon salad very other day of the week . Its such a light refreshing salad. I generally use mint and feta but love how you use goat cheese and basil.

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