“It was lovely! I used the cotija cheese you suggested. Pretty, festive, and the squirt of fresh lime juice was a perfect dressing. Thanks for another winner!” ~Debbie
This super easy red white and blueberry fruit salad is a fun one to serve on a summer holiday potluck table. If you’re asked to bring something this weekend this would be a perfect choice ~ so simple, and you’ll get bonus points for creativity. It’s delicious too! Let’s dive into the details…
what you’ll need for a red white and blueberry fruit salad
- if at all possible taste before choosing your blueberries, some of them in supermarkets are downright tasteless. Personally I prefer smaller berries: smaller blueberries tend to have a higher skin-to-flesh ratio, which can result in a more intense burst of flavor.
- seedless, of course. I’ll show you how I cut the cute stars, below.
- FETA CHEESE
- Mexican cotija cheese is another great option if you can find it. It’s crumbly, salty and less tangy than feta.
- fresh lime juice provides the simple dressing.
- MINT LEAVES
- an optional but pretty garnish.
- SMALL STAR COOKIE CUTTER
- for cutting out your cute watermelon stars. If you don’t have a star cutter you can slice your melon into chunks, or use a melon baller.
how to cut those watermelon stars
- Slice seedless watermelon into thin slices. There’s no need to remove the rind first.
- Use a small star cookie cutter to cut out your stars.
- If you find that your stars are too thick, slice them in half to make thinner stars.
You’ll find lots of uses for your cute watermelon stars…from sparkler wands for the kids to fun patriotic water to keep everyone hydrated. You can use the star cutter on other melon varieties, too.
dressing your red white and blueberry fruit salad
The dressing for this fruit salad is purposely minimal. Fresh lime juice brings out the flavors with a pop of acidity and adds moisture to the fruit without overpowering it. If you like you can add a dash of chile powder to double down on the Mexican theme.
a good choice for a potluck table
Watermelon, even when cut, stays crisp and fresh longer than most fruit. And the blueberries are whole, so they stay fresh as well, making this red white and blueberry fruit salad a great choice for outdoor barbecues and cookouts.
more fun fruit salads to bring to the potluck
- Berry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing
- Melon Salad with Chile and Lime
- Cantaloupe and Mango Salad
- Creamy Fruit Salad with Coconut Dressing
- Watermelon and Couscous Salad
- Summer Fruit Salad with Kefir Poppy Seed Dressing
Red White and Blueberry Fruit Salad
- small star cookie cutter
- 2 pints blueberries, or about 4 cups
- 1/2 small seedless watermelon
- 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled. You can also use Mexican cojita cheese.
- 1 lime
- small mint leaves, optional
- Rinse your berries and put them in a serving bowl.
- Slice the watermelon into thin slices. Use the cookie cutter to cut out stars. If the stars are too thick, carefully slice them in half. Add them to the bowl.
- Top the salad with crumbled cheese and squeeze the lime juice over all.
- The salad can be served immediately, garnished with the mint leaves, or chilled for later.