Melon Salad with Blackberry, Mint and Basil Dressing

By Chef:  Callie England
Posted: March 14, 2011


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A a fresh and vibrant melon based salad with a unique blackberry herb dressing to add liveliness and flavor. You don’t need a vita-mix, a dehydrator or any other special equipment. In fact, you don’t even need a blender, as you can easily mash up the berries with a fork and whisk in the remaining ingredients… It really is that easy!


For Salad Base:

  • 3 cups of watermelon
  • 3 cups of cantaloupe

For the dressing:

  • .5 C fresh blackberries
  • 2 T fresh mint
  • 2 T fresh basil
  • .25 C lemon juice
  • 1 t molasses
  • 2 packets of stevia
  • pinch of salt


For Salad Base:

Using a melon baller, scoop out 3 cups of both watermelon and cantaloupe. For variation, I used the smaller end on the cantaloupe and the larger end on the watermelon.

For the dressing:

In a high-speed blender (this is where a personal blender, such as a magic bullet, comes in hand), blend all ingredients. Pour dressing over melon salad and garnish with fresh herbs.