Watermelon Fruit Salad- Fresh, light, and sweet! If you've been looking for a refreshing and delicious salad to help you beat the summer heat, look no further than this watermelon fruit salad with citrus dressing! Watermelon fruit salad will become your new summer favorite, made with fresh watermelon, berries, and a sweet citrus agave dressing.
Watermelon is the perfect fruit for summer. Sweet, juicy, and refreshing, it's no wonder everyone loves it. This watermelon fruit salad is the perfect dish to bring to a summer picnic or potluck. It's also a healthy and light option for a summer meal.
Your friends will love this delicious salad! Watermelon salad is a great way to show off the freshness of watermelon and its sweetness. Plus, it's super easy to make - perfect for a hot summer day! Serve it up with some grilled meats or chicken for a complete meal.
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Why You'll Love This Watermelon Fruit Salad Recipe
Refreshing- Watermelon salad is light and refreshing, perfect for a summer potluck or picnic.
Sweet- The citrus and agave dressing make this already sweet salad even more sweet and delicious.
Easy To Make- This salad comes together quickly and easily. No cooking required!
Great For Parties- With just 10 minutes of prep time, this salad is ideal for BBQs and parties.
Simple Ingredients - This watermelon salad recipe uses just a few simple ingredients and fresh fruit available at your local supermarket.
Equipment Needed To Make Fresh Watermelon Salad With Berries
- Large Bowl
- Medium Bowl
- Cutting Board
- Measuring Cups and Spoons
Ingredients For Making Watermelon Fruit Salad
For The Dressing:
- Lemon Juice
- Agave Syrup
- Mint (Optional)
For The Salad:
How To Make Watermelon Fruit Salad With Citrus Dressing
To make this watermelon fruit salad, start by cutting the fruit into the desired sizes. I like to cut the watermelon into small bite-sized pieces, but you can cut them into larger chunks if you prefer.
Next, add the strawberries, raspberries, and cherries to a large bowl.
In a separate bowl, whisk together lemon juice, agave syrup, and mint if you are using it.
Pour the dressing over the fruit salad and gently stir everything together until the fruit is evenly coated. Allow the dressed salad to chill for 30 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
What to Serve/Pair With Fresh Watermelon Salad
Fresh watermelon salad is perfect for a hot summer day. It's light, refreshing, and satisfying. But what can you serve with it? Here are some ideas to get you started.
For drinks, try something cold and fruity like lemonade or sangria. If you're looking for something a little more substantial, serve it alongside some grilled chicken or shrimp skewers. Or maybe some slices of ham or prosciutto. Watermelon salad also makes for the perfect dessert. Top it with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream. Enjoy!
Popular Substitutions & Additions
There are so many ways that you can change up this recipe to make it your own. Here are some of the most popular substitutions and additions.
Fruit- Watermelon is the star of this dish, but feel free to mix it up with other fruits like cantaloupe, honeydew, or even mango.
Berries- I used strawberries and raspberries in this recipe, but blackberries, blueberries, or even cranberries would be delicious.
Citrus Dressing- The citrus dressing is what makes this salad so refreshing and delicious. But if you're in a hurry, you can use store-bought dressing instead. Just make sure it's light and not too heavy.
Nuts- Add some chopped nuts to the salad for a little crunch. Pecans or walnuts would be great.
Cheese- Crumbled feta or goat cheese would be a delicious addition to this salad.
Mint- Mint is a great way to add a little extra flavor to the salad. But if you don't have any on hand, you can leave it out.
There are so many ways to make this watermelon salad your own. Be creative and have fun with it!
How To Reheat & Store Watermelon Fruit Salad
What Is The Best Way To Store Watermelon Salad?
Watermelon fruit salad is best stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
How Long Will Watermelon Fruit Salad Last In The Fridge?
This salad will last in the fridge for 3-4 days when stored correctly in an airtight container.
Can I Freeze Watermelon Salad?
I do not recommend freezing this salad as the watermelon will get mushy when thawed.
How To Reheat Watermelon Fruit Salad?
Watermelon salad is best when served chilled, so there is no need to reheat it.
Watermen Fruit Salad FAQs
Can I use different types of fruit in this recipe?
Yes, you can use any fruit that you like in this recipe. Watermelon is the star of the show, but feel free to mix it up with other fruits like cantaloupe, honeydew, or even mango.
Do I have to add mint to the dressing?
No, you don't have to add mint to the dressing. Mint is a great way to add a little extra flavor to the salad. But if you don't have any on hand, you can leave it out.
Can I use store-bought dressing instead of making my own?
Yes, you can use store-bought dressing instead of making your own. Just make sure it's light and not too heavy.
Will store-bought lemon juice work in this recipe?
Yes. Although freshly squeezed lemon juice tastes superior to store-bought, it will work in a pinch.
Do I have to use the citrus and agave dressing?
No, you don't have to use the citrus dressing. You could use a sweet store-bought dressing or make your own using different flavors.
Can I make this salad ahead of time?
Watermelon fruit salad is best made right before you plan on serving it. But if you need to make it ahead of time, you can prepare the dressing and cut the fruit ahead of time. Just wait to mix everything together until right before you're ready to serve it.
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Fresh Watermelon Fruit Salad
- 2 ½ cups watermelon cubed
- 1 cup strawberries quartered
- 1 cup raspberries
- 1 cup cherries pitted and halved
- 1 ½ tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 ½ tbsp agave syrup
- Fresh mint freshly chopped, as desired.
- Cube Watermelon. Pit and Half cherries. Cut Strawberries into bite size pieces.
- In a large bowl, toss together the fruits.
Make the dressing
- Add all the ingredients to a bowl. Crush the mint with the back of a spoon so it releases its flavor.
- Drizzle the dressing over the fruit salad.
- Toss gently to coat the fruits.
- Chill for 30 minutes before serving.