Watermelon, Cucumber and Basil Salad

 

This juicy and delicious salad was made quite by accident.  I originally planned to make a salad with strawberries and basil from a recipe i saw on Pinterest.  However, when i went grocery shopping i bought watermelon instead.  Well, turns out that watermelon and basil make a nice combination after all.

Ingredients

Watermelon, cut into chunks (i used a small melon)

Cucumber, sliced

Fresh basil, finely chopped (about 12 leaves)

1 TBSP honey

1 meyer lemon, juiced

1 TBSP apple cider vinegar

pinch, coarse sea salt

Directions

Cut and dice watermelon into nice bit sized chunks  Slice cucumber, with skin on and set aside.  Remove basil leaves from stem, layer one on top of the other, roll them up and chop finely.  In a large bowl add honey and juice of lemon.  Mix well.  Next add apple cider vinegar and sea salt.  Add chopped basil to lemon honey mixture and stir until basil is soaked and incorporated in the juices.

Next, add cucumbers and gently mix.  Last, add watermelon.  Gently stir to coat watermelon with lemon honey juice.  You may have to use our hands to be sure that everything is mixed.  Serve immediately or chill for 30 minutes and serve as a start to meal.

This salad is great on its on or as a side dish.

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