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Watermelon Strawberry Basil Balsamic Salad makes the perfect ligth & healthy dish

Watermelon Strawberry and Basil Salad

Watermelon Strawberry and Basil Salad - a light and refreshing salad perfect for summer. Best of all, it's so easy to make and ready in under 15 minutes. Made with fresh summer strawberries, peaches, pineapple and basil drizzled with a simple balsamic vinaigrette.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword strawberry salad recipe, summer salad recipe, watermelon recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 416 kcal

Ingredients

Balsamic Honey Vinaigrette:

  • 4 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning

For the Salad:

  • 2 cups finely chopped stemmed kale
  • 2 cups finely chopped cabbage I used a mix of green and purple
  • 1-1/2 cups cubed watermelon
  • 1/2 cup halved fresh strawberries
  • 1 peach sliced thinly
  • 1/3 cup fresh diced pineapple
  • 3 Tablespoons basil chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped pecans optional
  • 2 Tablespoons feta crumbled (optional)

Instructions

  1. For the vinaigrette: In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the vinaigrette. Season with salt and pepper and set aside in the fridge to chill ready to toss salad. Be sure to give it a quick stir right before tossing.
  2. For the salad: Fill a large bowl with the chopped kale and cabbage. Drizzle with half of the vinaigrette and toss together. Allow to sit for a few minutes for the leaves to soften. Add watermelon, strawberries, peach, pineapple and 1 tablespoon of basil. Gently toss and divide into bowls.
  3. Top with remaining basil, pecans, and feta if desired. Drizzle with additional vinaigrette and season with black pepper and salt. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Watermelon Strawberry and Basil Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (1/2 recipe))
Calories 416 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 237mg10%
Potassium 794mg23%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 7450IU149%
Vitamin C 148.9mg180%
Calcium 251mg25%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.