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Simple Watermelon Salad

Prep Time 10 mins
Course Dessert


  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla paste
  • 3 tbsp powdered sugar All of this may not be used
  • 8 cubes watermelon
  • 5 leaves fresh basil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • zest of 1/2 of a lime
  • 2 tbsp chopped pistachios option


Vanilla Cream Cheese

  • In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, vanilla paste and powdered sugar. Mix together until ingredients are well combined and the cream cheese mixture is smooth with minimal lumps. *If you are concerned about the sweetness of this mixture, add the powdered sugar in one tbsp at a time until you reach your desired sweetness. *


  • Create a crescent shaped schmear of cream cheese on your serving platter.
  • Add the watermelon cubes on top of the schmear
  • Drizzle the honey on top of the watermelon
  • Julienne cut the basil and sprinkle on top
  • Sprinkle lime zest on top
  • Garnish with chopped pistachios if you are using
  • Enjoy!


  • If you are feeling fancy, mascarpone cheese can be substituted for the cream cheese.
  • The cream cheese will be easier to mix when it is at room temp. 
  • This recipe is easily scaled to accommodate a medium to large group.