Basil-Mint Fruit Salad with Watermelon Vinaigrette

Basil mint fruit salad

Recipe courtesy of registered dietician and chef Jessica Swift.

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.