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melon balls in martini glass with basil

Fresh Melon Basil Salad

This vibrant and easy to make Fresh Melon Basil Salad is a healthy and tasty addition to any breakfast or brunch. Its the perfect Mother's Day brunch treat.
Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 4 servings
Calories 209


  • ½ cantaloupe ( or similar variety, seeds removed)
  • ½ mini watermelon
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 4-6 large basil leaves


  • To scoop perfect melon balls, push melon baller (I didn't have one so I used my cookie scoop) into the melon until the fruit fills the baller, then twist to remove the ball. Super easy.
  • In small dish, whisk together lime juice and honey until the honey dissolves. Pour lime honey mixture over your cut melon balls and gently toss to coat.
  • To cut basil leaves into ribbons, stack the leaves, then roll them up tightly and slice. Mix in with melon. Serve chilled.


Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 814mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 5555IU | Vitamin C: 72mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg