Watermelon Berry Salad Recipe

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Delicious, light, and refreshing fruit salad with watermelon, fresh berries, and a honey poppyseed dressing for a perfect side dish for hot summer days!

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Fresh Poppyseed Watermelon Berry Salad

If you’re looking for the ultimate easy, sweet, delicious fruit salad – this is it! You can use pre-sliced watermelon, swap out the berries, mix in other fruits – it is totally customizable. Plus since we’re using natural sugars, it won’t break your healthy eating goals for your kids.

This honey lime poppyseed dressing is delicious over all sorts of fruit salads – including our dragon fruit salad – so be sure to try it with other dishes, too!

I hope you love this recipe as much as we do!

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How to Make Watermelon Berry Salad

  • 4 cups watermelon, cubed 
  • 1 cup strawberries, quartered 
  • 1 cup red cherries, pitted and halved 
  • 1 cup blueberries 
  • ½ lime zest 
  • 3 limes, juiced 
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp poppy seeds

After you’ve gathered your ingredients, we will use the following method:

  1. Whisk the lime juice, honey, and poppy seeds together in a small bowl. Set aside. 
  2. Add all the fruit and lime zest to a large bowl. Drizzle the dressing over the top. 
  3. Toss the salad until it is fully coated and serve immediately or let chill for 20 minutes.
  4. Enjoy!

Tips and Tricks to Perfect Watermelon Berry Salad

Chill salad before serving. This isn’t mandatory – but this fruit salad is better chilled, after it has had time to come together in the fridge and let the dressing soak in a bit.

Swap out fruit for what you have on hand. Don’t have the berries we’re calling for? No worries – swap them out! Blackberries, raspberries, grapes, apple bites all work well in this recipe.

Add more herbs. Want to kick up the flavor a bit? Sprinkle some tajin over your fruit salad for a spicy kick, or stir in minced basil for a bit of an earthy, herbal flavor.

FAQs

How long does watermelon berry salad last?

Fruit salad starts to break down quickly and become a bit mushy after a day, even though it is still technically safe to eat. For best flavor, eat within a day of preparing.

How do I store watermelon fruit salad?

This salad can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container or bowl with plastic wrap for up to two days.

Is there a substitute for honey?

If you’re watching sugar content, you can use a honey substitute like agave syrup, or cellulose syrup.

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What to Serve With Watermelon Berry Salad

This fresh fruit salad is delicious with all sorts of main dishes, including our pork tenderloin recipes, baked chicken breasts, or a grilled dish like our Korean Grilled Flanken Ribs!

We also love serving fruit salad with Eggs Benedict, or Cinnamon bread for a light and delicious breakfast, especially alongside Sangria Mimosas or a Champagne Fizz or Blood Orange Gin and Tonic for a boozy brunch!

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Watermelon Berry Salad

Delicious watermelon berry salad with strawberries, cherries, and blueberries and a lime poppyseed dressing.
Cuisine American
Keyword berry salad, blueberries, cherries, fruit salad, strawberries, watermelon
Prep Time 10 minutes
chilling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 91kcal
Author Courtney O’Dell
Cost $6

Ingredients

  • 4 cups watermelon cubed
  • 1 cup strawberries quartered
  • 1 cup red cherries pitted and halved
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • ½ lime zest
  • 3 limes juiced
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp poppy seeds

Instructions

  • Whisk the lime juice, honey, and poppy seeds together in a small bowl. Set aside. 
  • Add all the fruit and lime zest to a large bowl. Drizzle the dressing over the top. 
  • Toss the salad until it is fully coated and serve immediately or let chill for 20 minutes. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 91kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 17g

About Courtney

Courtney loves to share great wine, good food, and loves to explore far flung places- all while masting an everyday elegant and easy style at lifestyle blog Sweet C’s Designs. Sweet C's devoted to finding the best food and drinks you'll want to make or find, around the world!

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