About the Recipe
FOR THE BASIL VINAIGRETTE:
1 1/2 cups packed basil leaves
1 clove garlic, roughly chopped
1 Tablespoon roughly chopped shallots
1 1/2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
FOR THE SALAD:
1/2 a medium honeydew melon
1/2 a medium cantaloupe
1/2 small watermelon
1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
MAKE THE VINAIGRETTE:
In the bowl of a food processor, pulse together the basil, garlic, shallots and vinegar. With the motor running, stream in the olive oil and continue blending until the vinaigrette is smooth.
Taste and season the vinaigrette with salt and pepper then set it aside.
MAKE THE SALAD:
Using a melon baller, scoop out balls from the honeydew, cantaloupe and watermelon and transfer them to a large bowl.
Add the pine nuts
Drizzle the salad with the basil vinaigrette, then toss to combine and serve.
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