Basil Watermelon Chèvre Salad

by Ian Wickman

Basil Watermelon Chèvre Salad

So simple, so summer. Absolutely fantastic collection of summer flavors, beautiful sweet watermelon, fresh basil, slightly tangy goat cheese, and a drizzle of balsamic glaze. Five minutes and done.
Course Salad, Side Dish
Keyword watermelon salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Author Ian Wickman


  • 1 each mini watermelon
  • 3 oz chèvre (soft fresh goat cheese)
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, sliced thin
  • 1 tbsp balsamic glaze (basically a reduced balsamic syrup)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper


  • Cut the watermelon into small cubes, chiffonade (slice thin) the basil and toss together with a little salt and pepper.
  • Note, the goat cheese doesn't toss very well without getting all over the melon so I like to add them in layers to the serving dish (I like a wider flat one so it isn't super deep)
  • In your serving dish add a layer of the watermelon basil mixture. Using a fork sprinkle little bits of goat cheese over top. Alternate layers until they are finished.
  • Finish with drizzles of balsamic glaze over the beautiful pile of summery goodness. Enjoy!


This is such a beautiful and simple summer watermelon salad, like many others it’s got a summer fruit, a fresh herb, a bit of cheese, and some acid. The basil watermelon chèvre combination is bright and light but so full of flavor! Happy summer eating all!

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