Balsamic Basil Watermelon

Basil and watermelon mean summer
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Balsamic Basil Watermelon | Truffle Cooking Community and Food Blog

This recipe has been taken from the Trufflehead app for iPhone and iPad.

Basil and watermelon mean summer and they make a mean summer appetizer. The combo is more than the sum of its very few parts (only 3 ingredients, or 4 if you go with the optional cheese). You do need good balsamic, though, to get the full effect. If you don’t have any around, you can improve yours by simmering it until syrupy. You’ll want to reduce 1 cup to about ¼ cup. (Directions are in Step #1.) BTW, this dish also works as a light, refreshing dessert—especially if you add some mild goat cheese. Super-sophisticated.

Tip: Never store fresh basil in the fridge because it will turn black. If it’s very fresh, trim the stems and stand them in an inch of water in a jar on your counter. Drape a plastic bag loosely over the leaves. If it’s not perfectly fresh, wrap it in a damp paper towel and enclose in a zip-lock bag. It should keep fairly well for several days.

Servings: 6

Time: < 30

Difficulty: Easy

Per serving: 50 calories, 1 g total fat, trace saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 11 g total carbohydrate, 1 g dietary fiber, 3 mg sodium.

Balsamic Basil Watermelon | Truffle Cooking Community and Food Blog

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    That looks like a very chic way of serving this dish. Clean lines and very elegant looking. Sounds like something for me to try.


  2. Deborah

    It’s so tasty. I just served it to my son and his girlfriend, who loves goat cheese. It was the perfect end to a summer meal. Everyone loved it!

  3. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme

    I just love all the ingredients here and the way they are combined makes for a delicious and refreshing dish to serve for guests. I look forward to trying this.

  4. Mike @ How To Make A Smoothie At Home

    Excellent recipe. Your picture looks great. Can’t wait to try it.

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