I love making fun 4th of July recipes for our barbecue events with friends and family. This Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad is a favorite dish to serve at your own party, or to take to a potluck event. I love making something healthier to take so not everything is bad for us at our 4th of July parties!
4th Of July Recipes: Red, White, & Blue Fruit Salad
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When it comes to 4th of July recipes, watermelon is often the center for my family. It is just a classic summer fruit, but most don’t think about putting it into a salad like this. Combining the super sweet watermelon with some blueberries, jicama, and of course, our feta cheese makes it more than a dessert. It becomes not just a dessert, but also a side dish.
If you never had Jicama before, you may have to ask someone in the produce department to help you select one. After purchasing mine, I found out that the smaller the fruit the more sweet. The reason we add Jicama to this recipe is to add a bit of crunch in an otherwise soft recipe. It combines great flavor and texture to really give you a great 4th of July recipes choice!
It is super easy to assemble this red, white, and blue fruit salad. I cut my watermelon ahead of time using the tips I share in our post about how to cut a watermelon. I find that storing in a watermelon bowl keeps it fresh longer. For the fruit salad, you will want to cut your watermelon into smaller pieces. Cubes work best.
Make the vinaigrette, in a separate measuring cup and pour over the fruit and jicama. Mix everything together and pour into your favorite serving dish. I love using a pretty serving bowl with a lid so I can take this directly from the refrigerator to the table.
Add the feta and fresh mint, a must, do not try to use dried mint in this recipe. Allow it to sit in the fridge for at least 30-60 minutes, the longer the better. Stir it before serving as a lot of the juices seemed to collect on the bottom of the serving dish.
Red White & Blue Fruit Salad Recipe adapted from Foodie Crush
- 2 cups watermelon, cubed
- 1 cup jicama, peeled and cubed
- 1 cup blueberries
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 2 tablespoons honey
- pinch of chili powder or cayenne
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped
- 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
- Cut up your watermelon and store in the Watermelon bowl until ready to make the salad. Mix watermelon, jicama, and blueberries in a large bowl. Mix the lime juice, honey, chili powder and salt in a small bowl and pour over the watermelon mixture. Add mint and more salt to taste and top with feta cheese crumbles. Chill for 30-60 minutes before serving.
This is one of our favorite 4th of July recipes for potlucks and weekend barbecues. A healthy fresh fruit salad like this one featuring our favorite watermelon.