Here is another cool and refreshing dish for those hot summer days! Watermelon fruit salad with a honey lime dressing!
Nothing cools me down better than biting into some ice cold juicy watermelon when I’m out in the summer sun! I made this dish for our family picnic last week, so I decided to be a little fancy and serve it right out of the watermelon.
I bought this set of fruit and veggie tools earlier in the year.
For this recipe, I used the melon baller, the V-shaped cutter and the zester. First I cut a little flat spot onto the top and bottom of the watermelon to keep it from rolling around. *Be sure not to cut into the pink flesh if you plan to use your watermelon as a bowl! Cut just enough of the rind to prevent it from rolling.
Next, use the V-shaped tool to cut through the rind all the way around the watermelon. (I accidentally started to do that before I cut my flat spot, which is why there is watermelon juice all over the counter in the previous pic! Do it in the right order and save yourself a mess!)
Next, I stuck a butter knife as deeply into my already made cuts as I could, all the way around. That allowed me to be able to just pull the watermelon apart with little effort. Plus it makes a pretty awesome design! (See pic below.)
Now use your melon baller to scoop out the watermelon.
I reserved the watermelon scraps that were left over for another recipe, but that’s a post for another day!
Side note: The strainer in this picture was a relatively new purchase of mine that I absolutely love! I like that the holes are small enough that I can rinse my quinoa in it without losing half of it down the drain. You can find the set that I bought by clicking on the picture below.
The tiny one is perfect for dusting things with powdered sugar.
Also pictured above is my favorite cutting board ever! It is extra large, but still easy to store because its made of flexible material that rolls up. Find it here:
Ok, now back to our watermelon salad! I put all of my fruit in my super awesome giant mixing bowl and tossed it around to distribute it evenly.
For this recipe, you can use any kind of fruits that you like. I will say that the fruits that I chose to compliment the watermelon for this (strawberries, blueberries and red grapes) all tasted really good with the honey lime dressing. The recipe for that is at the end of this post and in my 4th of July post.
I left my dressing on the side so people could choose whether or not to use it, but everyone who tried it at the party told me that they really liked it. With that being the case, I’ll probably just mix it in before I serve it from now on.
Here is the beautiful finished product:
Now for the honey lime dressing.
A bright, sweet and refreshing dressing that goes perfectly with fruit salads or fresh fruits.
- 2 Tbsp honey
- Zest of 2 limes
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1 pinch salt
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk together.
Toss with or brush onto fresh fruit, and enjoy!
Questions or comments? Please feel free to email me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org.