Watermelon, Mint and Basil Salad

Ideal for hot summer days, sweet, juicy watermelon goes perfectly with salty Cotija cheese and the strong herbaceous flavors of mint and basil. A citrus vinaigrette puts the finishing touch on this fruity salad.

Lisa Park

Watermelon, Mint and Basil Salad

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    1 small (4 pound) seedless watermelon, cubed 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    3/4 cup mint leaves, cleaned 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
    3/4 cup basil leaves, cleaned 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
    1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    4 ounces Cotija or feta cheese, crumbled Salt and pepper to taste


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    • 1

      Add lemon juice, vinegar, olive oil and mustard to a jar and seal. Shake vigorously. Add salt and pepper to taste and shake again.

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      Place watermelon, mint and basil leaves, red onion and cheese into a bowl. Drizzle with vinaigrette, toss gently and serve.

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