This Easy and Fresh Summer Fruit Salad is made with just six simple ingredients! It features juicy watermelon and blueberries, fun dragon fruit, and cozy cinnamon. It’s refined sugar-free, gluten-free, and vegan - the perfect treat for a hot summer day!
Ingredients & Substititutions
All substitution options are a 1:1 substitution unless noted otherwise.
Watermelon: Honeydew melon can be used, 1 whole melon.
Blueberries: Blackberries, fresh strawberries, or other similar favorite fruits can be used.
Dragon Fruit: Kiwi or canned or fresh pineapple can be used or dragon fruit can be left out.
Lime Juice: Lemon juice, lime zest, or any acidic juice can be used.
Cinnamon: Nutmeg can be used, but we love Origine Provisions Cinnamon.
How to make this Fruit Salad:
- Prep the fruit by dicing everything into bite-size cubes. Wash the blueberries.
- Strain the watermelon and dragon fruit to remove any excess liquid.
- Add all ingredients to a large bowl and gently mix to coat.
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How long does this salad keep?
5 days in the fridge, possibly longer if strained regularly. A great way to keep water-logged fruit fresh is to strain any excess liquid that develops every other day to keep the melon fresh.
How can I take this salad to a potluck?
Yes, to take it to a potluck just make it as directed but wait to add the dressing until right before you get there. You can mix up the dressing ingredients and just keep it in a jar to pour over when you arrive at the party.
How do I pick a good watermelon?
Good question! My preferred method is to knock on the melon with my fist to listen to a couple of watermelons side by side. I am listening for a watermelon that has a deeper, hollow tone when tapped. Typically you want one with a high water content (more sweetness) for its size. For more ways to test for a good watermelon, check out our post - How to pick the best Watermelon - 5 Quick Tips
how do I cut dragon fruit?
To slice a dragon fruit - cut the entire fruit lengthwise, use a knife to slice the fruit while still in the skin, then use a spoon to carefully spoon the fruit free from the skin (similar to cutting an avocado). you can also use a melon baller to easily remove the flesh.
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- ½ watermelon
- 1 dragon fruit
- 12 oz blueberries
- 2 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Cut or ball dragon fruit and watermelon, wash blueberries
- Place in strainer to get any excess liquid out of the fruit
- Combine fruit, lime juice, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl and gently mix
- Store in a sealed container and drain excess liquid every couple days to keep fruit fresh