Melon Salad with Basil Vinaigrette
Add a refreshing side to your summer lineup with this easy recipe for Melon Salad with Basil Vinaigrette.
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For the basil vinaigrette:
packed basil leaves
clove garlic, roughly chopped
roughly chopped shallots
red wine vinegar
extra-virgin olive oil
For the salad:
a medium honeydew melon
a medium cantaloupe
toasted pine nuts
Make the vinaigrette:
In the bowl of a food processor, pulse together the basil, garlic, shallots and vinegar. With the motor running, stream in the olive oil and continue blending until the vinaigrette is smooth.
Taste and season the vinaigrette with salt and pepper then set it aside.
Make the salad:
Using a melon baller, scoop out balls from the honeydew, cantaloupe and watermelon and transfer them to a large bowl.
Add the pine nuts.
Drizzle the salad with the basil vinaigrette, then toss to combine and serve.
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