Savory Bacon and Balsamic Watermelon Salad
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Serves: 10
  • 6 cups cubed watermelon
  • ¼ cup sliced red onion
  • 1 lb bacon
  • ⅓ cup sesame seeds or sliced almonds
  • 2 Tbsp fresh mint
  • 2-3 Tbsp fresh basil
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ⅓ cup feta cheese (optional)
  • Balsamic Glaze:
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp maple syrup (optional)
  1. To make glaze, add balsamic vinegar to a small saucepan and sweetener (if using) bring to a simmer and let simmer until reduced in half.
  2. Meanwhile bake Bacon.
  3. Cube watermelon, slice onion, and chop fresh basil and mint.
  4. Add watermelon, onion, basil, mint to a large bowl. Toss with olive oil and salt.
  5. Once bacon is done and slightly cooled. Chop and toss in salad along with feta if using.
  6. Drizzle salad with balsamic glaze and enjoy.
  7. **Because the watermelon releases water as it sits, this salad does not store well.
Recipe by Simple Roots at