Easy Simple Summer Blueberry Watermelon Salad

Easy Simple Summer Blueberry Watermelon Salad

Easy Simple Summer Blueberry Watermelon Salad
Easy Simple Summer Blueberry Watermelon Salad

Blueberries, lemons and watermelon scream summertime. I love them so much I have a both a blueberry brush and a lemon tree. I keep them outside in the summer and my sunroom in the winter. They smell amazing and remind me of so many fantastic family fun times picking fresh summer fruit. Growing up we ate a lot of watermelons. My parents are deceased, but I have special memories outside in our backyard eating and spitting watermelon seeds. It was a lot of fun for a kid. Three of my children were born in the hot summer of August. Toward the end of the pregnancy especially with my twins, all I ate was watermelon. Creating and eating this salad brings back a fluid of memories. It is super simple to make and delicious. For a dessert using this salad, top a piece of pound cake or Angel food cake for a quick and easy light dessert.

PLUS: This recipe is a finalist in our 2017 Summer Potluck Challenge! 
Check out the other recipes here and cast your vote for your favorite summer potluck recipe today. Voting ends 7/31/17.

Serves8

Preparation Time15 min

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 fresh lemon
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 3 cups Watermelon, in balls or diced
  • 8 mint leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  1. Simmer sugar and water for a couple of minutes on the stove until completely dissolved. The sugar will turn clear when dissolved. It only takes a couple of minutes. Allow this simple sugar mixture to completely cool.

  2. Add 2 cups Blueberries to a large bowl.

  3. Use a melon baller and make 3 cups Watermelon balls.

  4. Combine the watermelon balls with the blueberries.

  5. Add juice and zest of one lemon, salt, and mint leaves.

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