Watermelon, tomatoes and basil covered with a honey-sweetened balsamic reduction.
Enjoy all the flavours of summer in this simple and delicious salad. With fresh watermelon, tomatoes and basil, each mouthful tastes like a perfect summer’s day.
I love watermelon. This juicy fruit reminds me of summer. Whether you are biting into a big piece of it or enjoying it in a salad, watermelons are always that pinnacle summer fruit.
Watermelon and tomatoes are a perfect combination. Since watermelons are in the same fruit family as cucumbers, they easily combine with tomatoes to create a sweet and juicy salad. Adding in fresh basil not only makes this salad more summery, it adds an aromatic flavour that is sweet, savoury and a little peppery. Drizzling it with a honey-sweetened balsamic reduction rounds out all the flavours, making Watermelon Summer Salad a perfect addition to picnics, barbeques or any family gathering.
The lightly sweetened salad dressing in the Watermelon Summer Salad is a combination of two ingredients – balsamic vinegar and honey. Separately balsamic vinegar is sweetly tart and honey is subtly sweet, but together they create something more. As they simmer together, the flavours concentrate and the sauce thickens, creating a syrup-like consistency that is perfect for a fruit salad.
The longer the honey and balsamic vinegar cook, the thicker and tastier the dressing becomes. Whether you like your dressing thick or thin, this is one salad that you can enjoy all summer long.
Watermelon Summer Salad
Each bite of Watermelon Summer Salad burst with the fresh flavours of summer. This simple and tasty dish is perfect for picnics, barbeques or any family gathering. You’ll love how effortlessly all these flavours come together to create a sweet and savoury dish.
- 2 cups watermelon, cubed
- 1 cup tomatoes, cubed
- 3 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon honey
- In a small nonstick pan, simmer balsamic and honey for 4 to 6 minutes, or until sauce thickens and reduces.
- Place watermelon, tomatoes and basil in a bowl. Cover with honey-sweetened balsamic reduction.
- Plate and enjoy!
If you love salad, you may also enjoy Avocado Caesar Salad
Do you love fresh salads? Have you tried Watermelon Summer Salad?