Watermelon Blueberry Salad is refreshing and full of nutrients. Enjoy it any time of the day, from breakfast to dessert. It’s easy to make and is naturally vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free.
Nothing says summer quite like watermelon!
Are you a fan?
While it’s hard to beat the feeling of biting into an ice cold wedge of this fruit, it’s also delicious when combined with blueberries, lime, and mint.
And this salad can be made in advance, so it’s perfect for bringing with you on the go or for serving at potlucks.
Plus, when the weather is warm, it’s wonderful for eating any time of the day.
Did you know that watermelon is great for sore muscles?
I’ve always known that watermelon is low in calories and high in vitamin A and vitamin C, but I only recently learned how beneficial it is as a post-workout treat.
According to studies cited by Dr. Michael Greger, this fruit is effective for reducing delayed-onset muscle soreness when consumed after intense exercise.
So skip the over-the-counter pain relievers and consume some delicious juicy watermelon instead!
And lately I’ve been making this Watermelon Blueberry Salad.
For making Watermelon Blueberry Salad, I first cut the melon into spears, then I cut the spears into cubes.
It may seem silly to give you directions for how to cut a watermelon, but once I discovered this easy method, I was hooked!
I can’t take credit for it though.
It comes from this post from Five Little Chefs.
I used to use a melon baller to prepare watermelon, but I felt like I was wasting a lot of the fruit.
Now I’m team watermelon spears all the way!
As you can imagine, making Watermelon Blueberry Salad is really easy.
You only need a few ingredients:
Lime (both the zest and the juice)
Pure maple syrup
Since I’ve already shared my tip for cutting the watermelon, the only other thing I want to mention is to be sure to zest your lime before you squeeze out the juice.
Trying to do it in the opposite order will be a little challenging.
Watermelon Blueberry Salad is delicious on its own or served as part of a meal.
I love it to start my day when it’s too hot to eat anything heavy.
And it’s great as an afternoon snack.
Now let’s make Watermelon Blueberry Salad!
Watermelon Blueberry Salad (Vegan)
- 3 cups watermelon cubed
- 2 cups blueberries
- 2 teaspoons lime zest (from 1 lime)
- 2 Tablespoons lime juice (from 1 lime)
- 1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup
- 1 Tablespoon mint leaves chopped or torn
- Place the watermelon and blueberries in a large salad bowl.
- Add the lime zest, lime juice, pure maple syrup, and mint.
- Toss well to combine.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve.
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