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Watermelon Pistachio Salad

August 3rd is National Watermelon Day! This recipe for a summer-inspired watermelon salad is refreshingly juicy and sweet with a tangy kick.

Tasty Team
August 14, 2023

25 minutes

Watermelon Pistachio Salad

25 minutes

Watermelon Pistachio Salad


for 6 servings

  • 6 cups red watermelon (840 g), cubed
  • 5 fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 10 fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • ⅓ cup lightly salted pistachios (40 g), chopped
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese (30 g)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest


  • 1 orange, juiced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • kosher salt, to taste

For Topping

  • 6 teaspoons balsamic glaze

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 191
  • Fat 6g
  • Carbs 32g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Sugar 25g
  • Protein 4g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the watermelon, basil, mint, pistachios, feta, lemon zest, and orange zest.
  2. Make the dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together the orange juice, lemon juice, olive oil, honey, pepper, and salt until evenly combined.
  3. Pour the dressing over the watermelon salad and toss gently until well-coated.
  4. Serve immediately, or refrigerate for 10 minutes to chill. Just before serving, divide the watermelon salad between serving bowls and drizzle with the balsamic glaze.
  5. Enjoy!
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