Watermelon and Basil Salad

Hi, there, trusty Tinicum CSA members! We’ve hit the melon season, and our recent distributions have included the opportunity to take home a watermelon.

Not that watermelon needs a recipe, but here’s a simple thing you could do with your watermelon to jazz it up a little and impress your friends. Meave built this salad as part of our midday repast today, and she found the recipe here from Food Network Canada.

For bonus points: I can’t help thinking that this recipe might be excellent with some sort of liquor drizzled over it. If any of you manage to identify that liquor, please do let us know in the comments!

Happy eating!


  • Half a watermelon, rind removed and flesh cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 large bunch fresh basil, sliced thinly
  • 1/4 cup olive oil (seems like less oil might still work)
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Directions

    1) Toss everything together in a large salad bowl. The End.

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