We love fruit salads! Usually when I make a fruit salad, I simply use watermelon, cantaloupe, and grapes. It doesn’t even need a dressing, because let’s face it, watermelon, cantaloupe, and grapes are good enough on their own. They don’t require a dressing. But sometimes I like to get a little fancy. On those occasions, I replace the grapes with berries and use a honey, mint, and lime dressing to create a Mojito Fruit Salad.
When you cut your watermelon, place a cookie sheet under the cutting board to capture the drips. It will prevent your counter from becoming a sticky mess. I like to use a melon ball scoop to create watermelon and cantaloupe balls, but when I am in a hurry, I use a knife to quickly create bite-size pieces of melon.
After adding the melon and berries to the bowl, I drizzle the mint-lime dressing over it and add a few mint leaves for garnish.
- ½ a medium seedless watermelon
- 1 cantaloupe
- 6 oz raspberries
- 6 oz blackberries
- 6 oz blueberries
- zest and juice of one lime
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 tablespoon mint leaves, mince
- 6 - 10 mint leaves
- Use a melon ball scoop or a knife to create bite size pieces of watermelon and cantaloupe.
- Add the melon to a large bowl. Add raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries to the melon. Toss gently, so you don't crush the berries.
- In a small bowl, combine zest and juice of one lime, honey, water, and minced mint leaves.
- Drizzle dressing over the fruit to coat.
- Use the remaining mint leaves as garnish.
- Cover and chill for 1 - 2 hours before serving.
Use any leftover watermelon, cantaloupe, and berries to make fruit skewers: