The ABSOLUTE BEST Summer Salad, nothing is more refreshing and nothing screams SUMMER, like a Watermelon Fruit Salad! Using berries and grapes makes this summer salad super easy, less cutting and melon balling!
Kick your presentation up a notch and turn your hollowed watermelon into your serving bowl. Do you have decent knife skills? Add a little decorative edge to your watermelon bowl. Are you are artist? Get super fancy with it and add some carvings, like you would a pumpkin. It’s amazing what you can do to the watermelon bowl to kick up your presentation.
Super Simple Watermelon Fruit Salad Substitutions:
Fruit salads are one of the easiest dishes to make substations too, you can simply just swap out whatever fruit you don’t have or don’t like, with fruit that you do like and have. The one thing that you will want to keep in mind is: How does this fruit hold up? Here are a few examples:
- Bananas turn brown and become mushy
- Apples once sliced turn brown
Therefore, before adding your favorite fruit or berry, think about what happens to that fruit once you have sliced, or peeled it.
What you will need to create this Beautiful Summer Time Watermelon Salad:
- Melon Baller
- Paring Knife
- Large Knife
- 2′ cups’ Seedless Watermelon’ ,’ (about’ ½’ watermelon)
- 3′ cups’ Grapes
- 1½’ cups’ Raspberries,’ (about’ 1′ pint)
- ¾’ cups’ Feta Cheese,’ crumbles
- 3′ tbsp’ Fresh Mint,’ sliced
- Cut a watermelon in half.
- Using a melon baller, ball half of the watermelon.
- Once you have balled half of the melon, scrap out all the remaining pieces of watermelon and drain out any watermelon liquid. Just like you do a pumpkin before carving it.
- Now lets make that empty watermelon look pretty and use it as a bowl. Using a pairing knife, cut small triangles around the entire cut edge of the watermelon.
- Rinse your grapes and raspberries and then pat dry with a paper towel.
- In a large bowl toss together: balled watermelon, grapes, raspberries, feta crumbles, and sliced mint.
- After you have all the ingredients mixed together, transfer to the hollowed out watermelon.
- Garnish with a few sprigs of uncut mint.
Can you make this Summer Watermelon Fruit Salad Ahead of Time?
Yes, yes you sure can! This fruit salad, (following this recipe) will last for 3-4 days when stored in your fridge. Now, it’s important to remember that this is based on this recipe and the fruit that I am using. Should you choose to make adjustments to the recipe using different fruit, this salad may not last as long or could last longer. Most fruit will keep for at least 3 days but that does depend how fresh the fruit was when you put it in the salad.
Tips for Storage:
- Room Temp Storage: This salad will stay fresh at room temperature for about 6 hours. After 6 hours you will want to move this watermelon fruit salad back into the fridge.
- Fridge Storage: In the fridge this recipe will last 3-4 days. I recommend wrapping the salad in plastic if storing on the watermelon bowl.
- Freezer Storage: While you won’t want to put this salad in the freezer to eat as a fruit salad, you could still freezer the fruit. Say you serve this salad but you have some left over. Don’t toss out the leftover fruit, freeze the fruit! You can use that fruit later as toppings to your yogurt bowl, or your ice cream, or you can use them to make smoothies.
- Hot Outdoor Temps: Thinking of bringing this fruit salad to a picnic? That is a wonderful idea! This Fruit salad would be good outside for 2-6 hours depending on how hot it is. You can extend the life of this salad outdoors by placing the bottom of the blow in a bucket of ice to help keep it cool.
Are you Counting Macros?
If you are counting macros you might be wondering “How can I adjust this recipe to hit my macro goals?”
Being that this is a fruit salad and fruit is essentially all carbs, you can increase or decrease your carbs based on your serving size.
The feta in this fruit salad is what provides both the protein and the fat. Therefore if you are looking to increase the fat and protein you can simply increase the amount of feta you add to the salad.
- For every 28 grams (about 2 tablespoons) of feta there are 6 grams of fat and 4 gram of protein.
When counting macros and making adjustments to any recipe it is always best to weigh or measure each ingredient.
Watermelon Fruit Salad
The ABSOLUTE Best Summer Salad
- 3 cups Seedless Watermelon ((about [adjustable]½[/adjustable] watermelon))
- 3 cups Grapes
- 1½ cups Raspberries ((about [adjustable]1[/adjustable] pint))
- ¾ cups Feta Cheese (crumbles)
- 3 tbsp Fresh Mint (sliced)
Cut a watermelon in half. Using a melon baller, ball half of the watermelon. Once you have balled half of the melon, scrap out all the remaining pieces of watermelon and drain out any watermelon liquid. Just like you do a pumpkin before carving it.
Now lets make that empty watermelon look pretty and use it as a bowl. Using a pairing knife, cut small triangles around the entire cut edge of the watermelon.
Rinse your grapes and raspberries and then pat dry with a paper towel.
In a large bowl toss together: balled watermelon, grapes, raspberries, feta crumbles, and sliced mint. After you have all the ingredients mixed together, transfer to the hollowed out watermelon.
Garnish with a few sprigs of uncut mint.
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