The Perfect Summer Salad
August 26, 2015
DessertsSummer EntertainingContributor
We still have a month of summertime goodness and this salad from Lauren Kelp is the perfect accompaniment to all those alfresco dinners you'll be squeezing in. It combines strawberries, watermelon and basil which is a totally mind-blowing combo and it's easy. Like crazy easy. Thus making it a go-to for casual get-togethers or end of summer beach time.
If you are like us and constantly wanting to be outside in the summer, it helps to have a few recipes in your back pocket for quick beach snacks, summer potlucks, or outdoor dinner parties. No one wants to spend time in the kitchen, especially in the summer, so we’ve whipped up this easy, breezy summer salad & it will make your heart sing it’s so good!
It’s the perfect summer strawberry salad as it’s main ingredients are your favorite summer fruits! Add a bit of mint, a hint of this, and a dash of that & voila! You look like a total health nut and a pro because it only took you 15 minutes to whip up this delicious dish. Enjoy & tag us if you try it!

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Summer Strawberry Salad
Prep Time
15 Minutes
Cook Time
Total Time
15 Minutes
Juice from 3 lemons 1 1/2 tablespoons of sugar
1 large handful (~15-20 leaves) fresh basil, chopped 1 medium sized watermelon
2 lbs strawberries
In a large mixing bowl, mix lemon juice and sugar until sugar is dissolved.
Add basil and muddle.
Cut watermelon into small cubes and halve strawberries
Add watermelon and strawberries to mixing bowl and gently stir fruit until evenly covered with lemon basil mixture
Serve and enjoy