I am so looking forward to the long weekend ahead, three days to relax and enjoy family and friends. At our gatherings we are all responsible for bring a dish. Guess what I'll be taking!
I grew up eating loads of watermelon, it was a summer staple in our house, but we couldn't eat it in the house. My mother made my siblings and I eat our watermelon outdoors when we were young, when we were older and bit more mature, she allowed us to eat it inside.
You can serve this watermelon salad in or out and you don't have to worry about a big dripping mess.
This is my second summer being able to eat watermelon without getting sick, and I'm enjoying it. I'm not sure what it was, but several years ago whenever I'd eat it, I would get oh so sick, so I stopped eating it. Last summer I gave it a try, because I really, really wanted to have some crisp, sweet watermelon. I started with small pieces, didn't get sick, I now sometimes eat half of a watermelon for breakfast , yeah!!
Watermelon contains lycopene, a nutrient found in red fruits and vegetables and aids in vision, heart health and cancer prevention. Watermelon is such a filling food, and it's only 40 calories per cup, you can't beat that.
Now that I'm eating more watermelon, I'm eating it more ways. This simple salad is so delicious and festive looking, perfect for your Memorial Day gatherings. Serve along or on top of a bed of greens, drizzled with balsamic glaze and sprinkled pine nuts. Finding a sweet watermelon can be hit or miss, so I sometimes drizzle on a bit of agave nectar.
Just be creative.Print
Watermelon & Blueberry Salad
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 10 mins
- Yield: 8 1x
- Category: Salad
- 8 cups of cubed watermelon, I used a medium-sized watermelon
- 4 cups fresh blueberries
- juice of one lime (optional)
- drizzle of agave nectar (optional)
- 3 tablespoons, chopped mint
- In a large bowl toss cubed watermelon with blueberries.
- Add in the lime juice and sprinkle on a bit of agave nectar if you like. I generally add agave if my watermelon is not a really sweet one. Finding a sweet one is hit or miss.
- Sprinkle on chopped mint.
- Toss to mix, transfer to serving dish.
- Serve and enjoy!
- Serving Size: 1.5 cups
- Calories: 105
- Sugar: 20.6
- Sodium: 2.4
- Fat: 0.5
- Carbohydrates: 27
- Fiber: 2.9
- Protein: 1.5
- Cholesterol: 0
Linked with: My Pinterventures-Merry Monday Link Party, Inspire Me Monday-Just Another Mom, Anything Goes - Marilyns Treats, Lou Lou Girls - Fabulous Party
I love how simple this is to make, yet it just looks so delicious! I'll be adding this to my list of dishes to bring to summer potlucks! 🙂
Yeah, I like simple, and this my just become my go to summer take-along dish.
Enjoy and have fun with it this summer.
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, I love to know what my reader think.
Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) says
This is unbelievably lovely. So glad I stumbled upon your blog.
Thanks so much Jocelyn, I actually follow your blog, I have it bookmarked on my tablet.
Bridget - The Recipe Wench says
This looks delicious (and beautiful!). Thanks for sharing with us at the Inspire Me Mondays Link-Up!
You are so welcome. Thanks for hosting an Inspiring Link-up.
Your blog is quite lovely by the way.
Christine | Where The Smiles Have Been says
Wow, this salad looks so light and refreshing, but also delicious! I'm sure this is the perfect summer salad, and I can't wait to try it. (Oh, and your photos are STUNNING!)
Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Merry Monday! We hope you'll join us again this week! You should also link it up at our Summer Salads party too! 🙂
I could eat this salad everyday, I love watermelon. Thanks Christine for the compliment about my photos and thanks for stopping by.
Sweet and refreshing! I love the name of your blog! 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing this on Making Memories Mondays! Hope to see you back Sun night 9PM EST! 🙂
Quirky Homemaker says
I happen to have watermelon and blueberries right now! And you're right, that's an absolutely festive looking recipe for all of the summer holidays. I was kind of saving my watermelon for a day when we could go outside though. I got an old-fashioned seeded one! My son complained about it having seeds, but I told him "Oh no! You're going to eat it the old-fashioned way and have a seed-spitting contest!" Stopping by from the Summer Salads Linky Party
I remember eating the old-fashioned watermelon, always outside and always spitting the seeds.Even the so called seedless are not completely seedless, my daughter hates having the seeds in her watermelon. I simply eat the tiny seeds because it's too much trouble to pick them out.
Thanks for stopping by.
Nice plating! This salad looks very delicious. A good food to have after a sumptuous meal over dinner.
Thanks Kelly for including my recipe in your list. Have a great weekend.