Best Bites Summer Entertaining: Cucumber basil and watermelon salad


Try a refreshing and healthy cucumber, basil and watermelon salad this summer! Check out the recipe on Best Bites!


  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce, or tamari to make this salad gluten-free

  • 1 small garlic clove, minced

  • ½ teaspoon minced ginger

  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice

  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar

  • 3 cups watermelon, deseeded and cut into cubes or melon balls

  • 1 English cucumber, chopped into ¼-inch pieces (about 2 cups)

  • 1 ripe mango, skin removed and chopped into ½-inch pieces

  • ½ serrano pepper, thinly sliced

  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro

  • ¼ cup sliced basil

  • ¼ cup salted peanuts, crushed and toasted


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the soy sauce or tamari, garlic, ginger, lime juice, and rice vinegar.

  2. Add the watermelon, cucumber, mango, serrano pepper, cilantro, and basil. Chill for 30 minutes.

  3. Drain the excess liquid before serving.

  4. Serve with the crushed peanuts on top of the salad.