4th Of July Recipes: Red White and Blue Fruit Salad

4th Of July Recipes: Red White and Blue Fruit Salad

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: Our Red, White, & Blue Fruit Salad Recipe is a great 4th of July recipes idea that features fresh fruit and a light mint dressing!

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!

4th Of July Recipes: Our Red, White, & Blue Fruit Salad Recipe is a great 4th of July recipes idea that features fresh fruit and a light mint dressing!

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. 

4th Of July Recipes: Our Red, White, & Blue Fruit Salad Recipe is a great 4th of July recipes idea that features fresh fruit and a light mint dressing!

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.

4th Of July Recipes: Our Red, White, & Blue Fruit Salad Recipe is a great 4th of July recipes idea that features fresh fruit and a light mint dressing!

4th Of July Recipes: Our Red, White, & Blue Fruit Salad Recipe is a great 4th of July recipes idea that features fresh fruit and a light mint dressing!

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

Instructions

  1. 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.

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19 Comments

  1. It is surprisingly delicious and such a unique way to have fruit salad for a dinner side dish

  2. This looks amazing!! I love having a healthy red, white and blue recipe! Watermelon is my favorite fruit. too!

  3. I’m so loving all those red, white and blue recipes. Just perfect for the 4th July weekend coming up.

  4. That looks interesting. Very good linky!

  5. The salad looks delicious – plus so many other great recipes! Pinned! Thanks

  6. That looks very yummy for a summery salad, kind of unsure about jicama 🙂

  7. This looks delicious! I have been searching for tons of patriotic friendly recipes for next week!

  8. LOVE This bowl, what a great gadget to have! The recipe looks very patriotic!

  9. so festive, and it looks cool and refreshing! thanks for sharing

  10. This looks so great! I’m in the middle of making the meal plan and this post may or may not have caused me to add a few extra dollars to the budget. 😉

  11. That looks delicious and so refreshing! Great summer dessert!

  12. What a great idea for the Fourth of July, or any time. I love fruit desserts and this one looks great.

  13. Ohmagoodness, the red white and blue fruit salad looks so good. Adding ingredients to my shopping list.

  14. I have never tried a fruit salad that contains cheese before. Now my interest is piqued. I might have to try this. Love the pretty colors!

  15. I literally just tried watermelon and feta last week and LOVED it.

  16. Looks yummy! I’m more of a fruit salad purest – just the fruit with nothing added. Esp. cantaloupe, kiwi, and watermelon.

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