Watermelon Salad with Blackberries and Basil

I am so happy that watermelons are showing up at the store again!  Watermelons grow so well here in Texas, so they are always very reasonably priced.  Not to mention juicy delicious!  We live off watermelon all summer.  I have told you guys in that past about my basil plant growing out of control.  Well this watermelon salad recipe used more basil as well.   Basil goes so well in this watermelon salad. This watermelon salad with blackberries and basil is super easy to make.  Vegan and gluten free too.   You will love it.  I promise. 🙂

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I already have a couple watermelon recipes on the blog.  My favorite is the refreshing watermelon punch.  So good!  I highly recommend it!

Watermelon Salad with Blackberries and Basil

Watermelon Salad with Blackberries and Basil

Prep Time 10 min Serves 3-4 servings     adjust servings

The perfect fruit salad!


  • 3 cups watermelon cubed
  • 1 container blackberries (About 1 1/4 cups)
  • 10 basil leaves chopped fine
  • Juice of one lime
  • (optional) 1 T maple syrup or raw honey (I did not add it.)


  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Let sit at least 30 minutes in the fridge before eating.


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21 thoughts to “Watermelon Salad with Blackberries and Basil”

  1. What's summer without watermelon here in Texas? I don't even want to think about it. I love adding basil to fruit salads. This looks so refreshing ;)
  2. Sounds delightful, easy and very much like summer-time! I ran out of blackberries so I think ill sub it for blueberries and add a pinch of sea salt (a Mexican culinary secret to eating watermelon).
    1. Thanks Elyna! I will try the salt sometime too. I worked in a restaurant in Las Vegas for years and in the summer, the Mexican cooks would cut up watermelon and add cayenne. Pretty good combo, but a little too spicy for me. :)
  3. This is making me crave watermelon so badly. And after a few days of slacking off and making everyone miserable, the sun appears to have come back. Best make the most of it quick. *Rushes off to buy watermelon*
  4. I never thought to add basil to fruit salad, but I LOVE basil. This looks fabulous and I can't wait to try it. Such a perfect summertime dish!

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