Easy Summertime Watermelon Basil Salad - Lakeside Natural Medicine

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Easy Summertime Watermelon Basil Salad

ByKatarina Meister, ND August 21, 2023

With this week’s CSA box, I was inspired to make Watermelon basil salad! This is the perfect side dish for a hot summer day, as the watermelon will help to keep you hydrated –as this fruit is over 90% water! Whenever you have the chance, use fresh herbs! Here are some insights into the star herb of this dish – Basil! Basil is rich in nutrients such as vitamins A, K, and C and minerals like potassium, calcium, and magnesium. Due to basil’s antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, basil can help to fortify the body’s immune system. This makes it the perfect side dish as we head into the Fall season.


1/2 small to medium sized Watermelon (seedless is preferred, and chilled)

1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped

1/2 cup red onion, sliced

2tbsp lime juice

Balsamic glaze


  1. Slice the watermelon in half. Then either scoop out watermelon with a spoon or slice into cubes. Place into a bowl.
  2. Add chopped basil, sliced red onion, and lime juice. Then top with balsamic glaze!
  3. Enjoy!

Editor’s Note: The information in this article is intended for your educational use only. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health practitioners with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and before undertaking any diet, supplement, fitness, or other health program.

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