Watermelon Basil Salad Recipe

By Marcus Samuelsson |

With a beautiful pop of red and green to showcase the sweet and savory flavors, this watermelon salad is very easy to make and has only five ingredients that are simply tossed together. It’s a refreshing option as an appetizer, side dish, or healthy snack during these warm weather months ahead.

Prep Details

Servings: 4

Calories per serving: 157 per serving

Prep time: 15 mins

Total time: 15 mins


4 cups watermelon, cut into cubes

Handful basil leaves, chopped

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

Sea salt

Black pepper


Place watermelon and basil in a salad bowl. Drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper and toss to combine thoroughly.