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Simple Watermelon, Feta, and Basil Salad with Balsamic Reduction

Watermelon, Feta, and Basil Salad with Balsamic Reduction: A super summer salad made with farmer's market bounty!

This Watermelon, Feta, and Basil Salad with Balsamic Reduction is summer on a platter! Cubes of juicy watermelon are drizzled with homemade balsamic reduction and topped with fresh basil and feta. One of the easiest salad recipes you’ll ever make!

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Ingredients

Balsamic Reduction

Instructions

  1. Start by making the balsamic reduction. Place the balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan and bring to a low boil over medium-high heat. Turn down heat to medium and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the vinegar has reduced to 1/3 cup and is slightly syrupy (this might take up to 20 minutes). Set aside to cool, then transfer to a glass jar or bottle and cover with the lid.
  2. Place the watermelon on a serving platter. Drizzle on 2 tbsp of balsamic reduction, the basil, and the feta.
  3. Divide evenly between 3 plates and enjoy immediately.

Notes

MAKE IT VEGAN: Omit the feta cheese. Add 1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts or 1 cubed avocado instead.

Keywords: watermelon salad, summer salad, balsamic reduction, vegetarian salad