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The BEST watermelon salad with mint recipe we've made ohsweetbasil.com

And because we have no idea how to leave a recipe alone we couldn’t resist adding our own twist so this one uses white balsamic vinegar and grapes because the girls asked and I couldn’t have thought of a better idea. So what’s the deal with white balsamic vinegar? And do you really have to buy it? Well, no you could do the norm, but white balsamic vinegar isn’t boiled as long and has a cleaner aftertaste which is quite lovely for a light fruit dish. We really enjoy it, but the other is wonderful as well.

Is Watermelon Nutritious?

Even though watermelons are mostly water, they do have some good nutrients.

Watermelon has significant levels of vitamins A, B6 and C, lots of lycopene, antioxidants and amino acids.

Lycopene has been linked with heart health, bone health and prostate cancer prevention.

How Can You Tell If A Watermelon Is Ripe?

A ripe watermelon will sound just a tiny little bit hollow when you knock on it as you would knock on a door.

Too hollow means overly ripe, not hollow at all means unripe.

Watermelons develop a splotch where they rest on the ground.

When this splotch is creamy yellow, it’s ripe.

Also, a ripe watermelon should feel heavy for it’s size.

Are Grape Tomatoes and Cherry Tomatoes the Same?

Grape tomatoes and cherry tomatoes are not the same.

Grape tomatoes aren’t as sweet as cherry tomatoes, and their flesh is meatier and less watery.

Watermelon Salad with Mint

The BEST watermelon salad with mint recipe we've made ohsweetbasil.com

Watermelon Salad with Mint

4.34 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 -6 servings

Ingredients

  • 5 cups watermelon chopped
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes sliced
  • 2 cups red grapes sliced
  • 1-3 tabelspoons of white balsamic vinegar
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil chopped *see note*

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, gently toss the watermelon, tomatoes and grapes.
  • Chill for 30 minutes if the watermelon was not already in the fridge.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and vinegar to taste (you can use more or less than us) and sprinkle with salt, mint and basil.
  • Serve.

Notes

You can really do the dressing how you want. We add the fruits in together then just drizzle the oil and vinegar and top with salt and herbs. It's really your tastes that matter and while you don't want it heavily dressed you can do as much or as little as you'd like.
Nutrition Facts
Watermelon Salad with Mint
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 118
% Daily Value*
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1.7g7%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 1.7g3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cheney Family

Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

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9 comments

  • Wow! Looking so delicious! I love it very much. Thanks so much for this recipe.

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    • You’re welcome! So glad you enjoy it!

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  • This looks yummy and refreshing!

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  • I need to try white balsamic vinegar! This sounds great!

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    • oh, you will love it!

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  • I must find white balsamic! I love balsamic vinegar and it sounds amazing, especially in this refreshing salad!

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  • I love watermelon salads, Carrian. This one looks incredible with all those grapes and fresh herbs!

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    • they are just so good on a hot day!

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  • This looks so fresh and light. Just perfect for a summer barbecue!

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