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Lemon Basil Watermelon Fruit Salad

by Kristen

This vibrant watermelon lemon basil fruit salad is perfect for summertime get-togethers. The lemon-basil honey dressing is delicious with the watermelon and fresh berries!

This fruit salad is a feast for the eyes and a treat for the taste buds. This watermelon salad recipe features watermelon paired with an array of summer berries!  I love this flavor combination!  The lemon basil dressing is the perfect finishing touch!  I see watermelon-feta cheese salads or watermelon salads with lime all over the interwebs, and I wanted to come up with something different.


For the Fruit Salad:

4 cups of fresh watermelon, cubed

1 cup of  fresh blackberries

1 cup of fresh blueberries

1 cup of fresh raspberries

2 cups of fresh cantaloupe, cubed

For the Lemon Basil Honey Dressing:

Three tablespoons of honey

Two tablespoons of fresh lemon juice

One tablespoon of finely chopped fresh basil

One teaspoon of lemon zest

Optional ingredients: Add cucumbers or extra virgin olive oil and salt to the dressing to make this fruit salad savory.


Large Bowl 

Cutting board and a sharp knife for prepping the melon

collider for washing the fruit

paper towels


Step 1: Prepare the Fruit

Slice the watermelon and cantaloupe. Ensure the pieces are bite-sized for easy eating.

Rinse the blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries gently under cold water and pat them dry with a paper towel.

Step 2: Make the Dressing

Whisk together the honey and lemon juice in a small bowl until the honey is fully dissolved.

Add the finely chopped basil and lemon zest to the mixture. Stir well.

Step 3: Combine and Toss

Combine the cubed watermelon, cantaloupe, blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries in a large mixing bowl.

Drizzle the lemon basil honey dressing over the fruit.

Gently toss the fruit and dressing, ensuring all pieces are evenly coated.

Step 4: Chill and Serve

For the best flavor, let the fruit salad sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving. This allows the flavors to marinate together.

Storage: Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to five days.

Fruit salad is the ultimate summer side dish.  You will get a refreshing fruit salad.  Fruit salad is healthy, hydrating, and helps you get fiber, potassium, and vitamin c.  You can play around with different flavor combinations and variations when you make this recipe.

If you liked this recipe, you should try:

Strawberry- Blueberry Broccoli Salad 

Blender Pineapple Frozen Yogurt

Strawberry Kiwi Spinach Poppyseed Salad 

This watermelon fruit salad is the perfect blend of sweetness, tartness, and freshness, making it an ideal dish for picnics, barbecues, or any summer gathering. Enjoy this delightful and healthy treat that captures the essence of summer in every bite!

Did you make this delicious lemon basil watermelon salad? I would love to hear how it turned out for you! Please comment below this blog post or tag me on social media to let me know! You can find me on Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.


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