This is a nice salad to serve on warm summer evenings. I saw a recipe in the KC Star that inspired me to make this , but did not have the actual copy so I winged it. They used mint instead of basil, but I don't grow mint because it is so invasive. I have also prepared this using lime juice to replace the lemon juice and 1/4 cup of chopped red onion instead of the jalapeno with equally good results.
Watermelon- Jalapeno Salad
3 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
2 Tbs. olive oil
1/2 tsp. sea salt
3 cups seedless watermelon, cut into bite size cubes
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1 jalapeno, finely diced
Whisk together lemon juice, olive oil and salt. Place remaining ingredients into a large bowl add vinaigrette and toss gently to coat. Refrigerate for 2 hours and serve cold. Makes 3-4 servings.