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Watermelon-Basil Granitas

Basil brings watermelon a surprising depth that makes for a sophisticated flavor in this summery granita. Try it as the perfect dessert after your next barbecue or warm weather brunch.

Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 75 kcal
  • 1/3 seedless watermelon cut into chunks 6 cups
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 TB chopped fresh basil additional for garnish
  1. Purée watermelon and lemon. Add basil & pulse to combine then pour into a pie plate or 9” square pan. Freeze for 30 minutes and then stir frozen bits into center.
  2. Continue to stir and scrape frozen fruit from edges to center every 30 mins until granita is completely frozen, ~ 4hours.
  3. Garnish with basil chiffonade when serving.
Recipe Notes

For the perfect snow-cone texture break granita mixture up with a fork and pulse in a food processor. Fluff with a fork and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Watermelon-Basil Granitas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 75
% Daily Value*
Sodium 2mg 0%
Potassium 280mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 15g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 29.4%
Vitamin C 25.5%
Calcium 1.8%
Iron 3.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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