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watermelon summer salad

Watermelon Summer Salad

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This healthy watermelon summer salad is so refreshing and bright! With the watermelon, cantaloupe, and apples cut into matchsticks, the flavors blend together and the salad looks playful and fun. 

watermelon summer salad

What Makes This Watermelon Salad so Great

This tasty summer salad combines watermelon, apples, and cantaloupe in a fun and bright salad! This salad is great for a summer picnic and keeps in the fridge well, with these two caveats – you have to make sure the apple gets tossed well in the dressing (to stop it from browning – both the salt and lime help) and add a little bit more mint right before serving because it will look a little wilted otherwise (this is just an aesthetic preference though). You will love this fresh, summer beauty!


When is Watermelon in Season?

Watermelon is in season from May to September, but it’s really at its peak in late summer!


Ingredients for this Watermelon Summer Salad

You only need a few ingredients to make this easy summer salad! You’ll need:

  • 1/2 small watermelon
  • 1/2 cantaloupe
  • 1 pink lady apple
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • juice of one lemon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint
  • optional – a few torn basil leaves

How to make a watermelon salad

This watermelon salad is easy to make. Here’s how to make this summer salad:

  • Prep the fruit. Cut the fruit into matchsticks and roughly chop the fresh mint.
  • Plate the fruit. Gently combine the fruit on a large plate. The watermelon will be very delicate and prone to breaking if not handled carefully.
  • Make the dressing. Combine the olive oil, lemon juice, and salt in a small bowl and whisk to combine.
  • Add the dressing. Top the fruit with the dressing and the herbs.
watermelon, apple, cantaloupe summer salad

Other Summer Fruit Salads You’ll Love

If you like produce-heavy summer salads you will enjoy these delicious recipes!

Yay for summer produce! I hope you are having a lovely week and that you enjoy this simple, healthy recipe!


Yield: 4 servings

Watermelon Summer Salad

watermelon summer salad

This healthy watermelon summer salad is so refreshing and bright!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 small watermelon, cut into matchsticks
  • 1/2 cantaloupe, cut into matchsticks
  • 1 pink lady apple, cut into matchsticks
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • juice of one lemon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, roughly chopped
  • optional - a few torn basil leaves

Instructions

  1. Gently combine the fruit on a large plate. The watermelon will be very delicate and prone to breaking if not handled carefully.
  2. Combine the olive oil, lemon juice, and salt in a small bowl and whisk to combine.
  3. Top the fruit with the dressing and the herbs.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 151Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 46mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 2gSugar: 13gProtein: 1g
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