Sweet and Salty Watermelon Fruit Salad

published Jun 24, 2020
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Sweet and Salty Watermelon Fruit Salad

Made with blackberries, sliced cucumber, lime juice, and feta, this watermelon fruit salad is equal parts sweet, salty, and savory.

Serves4

Prep10 minutes

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Want to make ripe, juicy watermelon taste extra sweet and flavorful? Go ahead and partner it with something salty, like crumbles of briny feta cheese. Not only does the saltiness intensify the fruit’s natural sweetness, but the creamy richness of the cheese also adds a nice contrast to the crisp cubes of melon.

But it’s not just feta that will make you want to keep this salad on repeat all summer long. Juicy in-season blackberries, crunchy cucumber slices, and a squeeze of zippy lime juice tie it all together. Set it out as an appetizer, serve it with dinner, or just keep it in the fridge for anytime snacking.

Sweet and Salty Watermelon Fruit Salad

Made with blackberries, sliced cucumber, lime juice, and feta, this watermelon fruit salad is equal parts sweet, salty, and savory.

Prep time 10 minutes

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1

    mini seedless watermelon

  • 2

    Persian or mini cucumbers

  • 6 ounces

    blackberries

  • 1/4 cup

    crumbled feta cheese

  • 1

    medium lime

Instructions

  1. Prepare the following, adding them all to a large bowl: Cut 1 seedless mini watermelon into 1-inch pieces. Thinly slice crosswise 2 mini cucumbers.

  2. Add 6 ounces blackberries and 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese. Finely grate the zest of 1 medium lime and sprinkle over the salad, then squeeze the juice of the lime over the salad. Gently toss to combine.

Recipe Notes

Storage: Leftovers can be refrigerated in an airtight container up to 2 days.