Watermelon Basil Salad

Watermelon Basil Salad

Labor Day is only days away! This Watermelon Basil Salad tastes refreshing and is perfect for a Labor Day picnic. It doesn’t hurt that it’s incredibly easy to throw together, too. Stop in for a watermelon and other picnic necessities at one of our farmstands!


1/4 cup basil leaves

4 cups 1/2-inch watermelon cubes

2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon chili powder


  1. Stack basil leaves on top of each other and roll tightly into a log. Slice lengthwise into thin ribbons.
  2. Combine basil and watermelon in a large bowl.
  3. Drizzle lemon juice over watermelon.
  4. Mix salt and chili powder in a small bowl. Sprinkle over watermelon and toss to combine.
  5. Chill salad for 1 hour before serving. Dig in!