Watermelon basil salad

    50 min

    This quick and easy chilled watermelon and fresh basil salad gets a kick of flavour from lemon juice, salt and chilli powder.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 10g basil leaves
    • 120g watermelon, cut into cubes
    • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
    • 1/4 teaspoon coarse sea salt, or to taste
    • 1/4 teaspoon chilli powder

    Prep:20min  ›  Extra time:30min chilling  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Stack basil leaves on top of each other and roll tightly into a log. Slice lengthwise into thin ribbons.
    2. Combine basil slices and watermelon in a large bowl. Drizzle lemon juice over watermelon.
    3. Mix salt and chilli powder together in a small bowl; sprinkle over watermelon and toss to combine. Chill salad before serving, at least 30 minutes.

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    What a great combination  -  23 Jul 2016  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    7.7.16 Had a chilled mini melon in the fridge, so decided to give this a go for lunch today. The combination of basil with that little bit of lemon, chili powder and kosher salt is almost magical. And at 10 calories, go ahead and eat your heart out. WOW, loved it!  -  07 Jul 2016  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)