Watermelon Mint Vinaigrette Salad

I hope all my friends in the U.S. had a wonderful 4th of July. I made this salad to take to an event on the 3rd and loved it so much that I made more for the 4th. Watermelon and mint are so refreshing together. I made a really large bowl but you can cut the recipe in half.

Here’s what you need:
1 watermelon
2 cantaloupe
1/4 cup freshly chopped mint leaves
1/4 cup freshly chopped basil leaves
2 lemons juiced (1/2 cup)
1/2 cup simple syrup (equal amounts sugar and water heated until dissolved)

Use a melon baller to scoop out the inside of the watermelon and cantaloupes and place in a large bowl.

Make a simple syrup by heating 1/2 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup of water until sugar dissolves. Let it cool.

Chop fresh basil leaves and mint leaves. Juice 2 lemons to get 1/2 cup of juice.

Combine basil leaves, mint leaves, lemon juice and simple syrup in blender. Blend until smooth. It smells amazing.

Add the vinaigrette to the melon balls and toss.


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