Basil-Mint Fruit Salad with Watermelon Vinaigrette

Basil mint fruit salad

Basil-Mint Fruit Salad with Watermelon Vinaigrette

  • Serves: 4
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  • 2 cups cubed watermelon
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil, plus 1 teaspoon extra for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons agave or honey
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups cut, washed fruit, such as blackberries, strawberries, kiwi, oranges and pineapple
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon mint, chopped


  1. Place watermelon in a food processor; blend until smooth.
  2. Add remaining ingredients (except fruit and garnishes) and blend until well incorporated.
  3. Place fruit in a large serving bowl and toss with 3 tablespoons of the dressing.
  4. Garnish with lemon zest, basil and mint, and serve.
  5. Cover and refrigerate remaining dressing for another use.

Recipe courtesy of registered dietician and chef Jessica Swift.