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Melon Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

Add a refreshing side to your summer lineup with this easy recipe for Melon Salad with Basil Vinaigrette.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 6 servings


For the basil vinaigrette:

  • 1 1/2 cups packed basil leaves
  • 1 clove garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon roughly chopped shallots
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

For the salad:

  • 1/2 a medium honeydew melon
  • 1/2 a medium cantaloupe
  • 1/2 small watermelon
  • 1/4 cup 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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