Stupid Simple Watermelon Salad

(& other great summer BBQ recipe ideas)

Happy (almost) Canada Day folks (and early Independence Day for my US friends & family)!

This year, like every year, our long weekend is going to be filled with lots of family and summer based fun. Including some water based activities, BBQ-ing with the family and all the ice cream and other summery treats to keep us cool.

I thought I would share a few of my favourite long weekend eats to give you some food-spiration for the long weekend, including a simple watermelon salad, which I discovered last year, that has made me love eating watermelon even more that I already do!

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My Simple Watermelon ‘Salad’

One essential summer food is watermelon. Honestly watermelon doesn’t need much to dress it up. It is fabulous all by itself. But if you haven’t tried adding a splash of lime juice, and fresh basil over top you are seriously missing out! It is like a whole new level of yum!

Probably shouldnโ€™t even call this a ‘salad’. Itโ€™s just watermelon-elevated.

Simple Watermelon Basil Salad

Watermelon elevated – a simple twist of lime and basil take your regular old watermelon to the next level.
Course: Dessert, Salad
Keyword: dessert, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian, Whole30
Servings: 4


  • 1/2 watermelon* chopped into bite size pieces
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 4-5 large fresh basil leaves finely chopped


  • Mix everything together. Chill and eat!


*Did you know that round (more circular) watermelons are sweeter. But oblong ones are juicer? Something to do with being a male or female watermelon!

Here’s some other BBQ Faves:

Let me know if you give any of these a try!

Stay cool everyone. And have a great long weekend!

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