This fresh watermelon fruit salad is loaded with blueberries, lime, and fresh mint. It's refreshing, healthy and full of summer flavors. Perfect for any BBQ, potluck, or picnic. Get creative and add your other favorite fruits or berries.
If there is one fruit that signals summer is here (or very close) is watermelon. You can find a bowl of watermelon at just about any BBQ, potluck, or picnic. It's refreshing, filling and just about everyone loves this dark red, juicy fruit.
While watermelon is perfect on its own, sometimes it can be fun to change things up.
The combination of mint and limes intensifies and complements the watermelon so perfectly! It is just so refreshing and full of fresh flavors.
If you love this watermelon fruit salad, use the same ingredients to make a refreshing summer watermelon limeade.
⭐️Why You'll Love This Recipe
- Refreshing: Nothing beats chilled watermelon on a hot summer day.
- Real, fresh ingredients: This fruit salad is just so light and full of fresh flavors.
- Easy to make: Make the salad in under 20 minutes and allow to chill until ready to serve.
- Elevate watermelon: The salt, mint and lime bring this fruit to life.
- Great way to use mint: Do you grow mint in your backyard garden? This salad is a great way to put it to use.
- Perfect for a crowd: Everyone at your next BBQ or potluck will love this refreshing snack.
Fresh Lime and Mint: There are no substitutes. Use fresh of both of these.
Sea Salt: This is what brings the watermelon to life. The watermelon tastes more like watermelon and the mint and lime really come through. Allow the dish to chill so the salt can do its thing.
Fresh Fruit: Blueberries go so well with this salad but other fruit like strawberries, mango, pineapple, grapes or kiwi can also be added.
Optional: If you want this salad on the sweeter side consider drizzling a homemade mint simple syrup on it.
See full information on ingredients and quantities in the recipe card.
🔪How to Make
This watermelon fruit salad is really easy to make and also easy to customize. Add in any other fresh berries or fruit.
Step 1: Start off by dicing the watermelon into bite size cubes and placing in a large bowl. About 1" pieces.
Step 2: In a small bowl combine the lime juice and sea salt. Stir until the salt starts to dissolve.
💡Pro Tip: Use a citrus press to get the most juice out of your lime.
Step 3: Dice the mint leaves into very small pieces. (Image 1).
Step 4: Add the mint leaves and lime juice mix to the watermelon and mix with a wooden spoon or spatula until it all comes together and the watermelon is completely coated. (Image 2).
Taste and add more salt and lime as needed.
Step 5: Add in the blueberries and gently fold everything together. (Image 3).
Step 6: Place in refrigerator to chill for 2 hours prior to serving. This step can be skipped but does make a difference.
When ready to serve give a good stir, taste, and add more lime, salt, or mint as needed.
So many fresh fruits go well with watermelon: Berries such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. Or other things like kiwi, mango, pineapple or grapes.
Giving this salad some time to chill just helps develop the flavor even more. The salt helps draw out even more flavor in the watermelon. It's also you can serve it as cool as possible. Watermelon typically isn't chilled so it may be room temp when you first make it.
This watermelon fruit salad is perfect to accompany just about any BBQ dish. Especially if it is on the heavier side. Serve with things like salmon, chicken, pulled pork or steaks.
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Watermelon Fruit Salad
- 8 Cups Diced Watermelon - Cut into 1" cubes, or desired size.
- Juice from 2 Limes
- ½ teaspoon Sea Salt
- ¼ Cup Fresh Mint Leaves - Chopped fine
- 1 Cup Blueberries
- Remove the rind from the watermelon and dice it into bite-sized pieces and place it in a large bowl. About 1" pieces
- In a small bowl combine the lime juice and sea salt. Stir until the salt starts to dissolve.
- Finely dice the mint leaves and add to the bowl of watermelon. Mix well.
- Pour in the lime juice and mix until everything is evenly coated.
- Dump in the blueberries and gently mix.
- Chill in the fridge for 2 hours prior to serving.
- When ready to serve taste and add in more lime and mint as needed.