Photo: Squire Fox; Stylist: Justin Schram, Kenneth Hyatt
Hands-on Time
12 Mins
Total Time
12 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: about 3/4 cup)

For a refreshing summer side, serve lemony Watermelon-Cucumber Salad to go along with your favorite grilled dish.

How to Make It

Combine oil, juice, and salt in a large bowl, stirring well. Add watermelon, cucumber, and onion; toss well to coat. Sprinkle salad evenly with basil.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

PKcookin's Review

July 15, 2014

KathrynNC's Review

September 21, 2013
WOW, this was a surprise how great it was! I didn't think my husband would like it at all, but he thought it was great!! This is something we will definitely make again. Served as a side to Grilled Chicken with Honey BBQ sauce from same issue, but not sure what else I could serve it with because it is so unique.

BrokenArms's Review

August 27, 2013
Very delicious, even my kiddos LOVED it!

Suze02's Review

August 25, 2013
Served this at our outdoor barbecue and everyone wanted the recipe. So delicious and very easy to make

LDombeck's Review

August 22, 2013
This was really tasty and unique. My husband was skeptical of the basil and watermelon, but he really liked and had seconds and thirds. Don't make too far in advance b/c the juice comes out and gets watery at the bottom of the bowl.

wiggieje's Review

August 07, 2013
Easy to make, fresh and a little different. Good summer salad. I subbed in shallots for red onion.

dflygurl929's Review

August 07, 2013
Husband and I love this!

lovesmurfs's Review

August 04, 2013
Very good. Great accompaniment to the Grilled Chicken with Honey-Chipotle BBQ Sauce and the Garlic-Lime Grilled Corn.

rlt009's Review

July 20, 2013
Easy to make and tasty, especially if you add some feta or goat cheese. I thought a 1/4 cup of red onion was a bit much and cut it down, but I ended up adding more once I tasted the finished product. If you have sensitive teeth, make sure it's at room temperature when you serve it to be fully enjoyed!

Marylu's Review

July 20, 2013
WOW! Simple to prepare with a fantastic flavor that is fresh and has a crunch. Severed with grilled steaks and corn on the cob. Tastes like the best of summer.