Red White and Blueberry Salad deliciously patriotic!!
Posted June 27, 2023 by: Admin
Get ready to savor the sensational flavors of our Red, White, and Cranberry Fruit Salad! This delectable dish is an absolute must-have for your summer vacation potluck. If you’re on the hunt for a standout contribution this weekend, search no more. This recipe is incredibly simple to prepare, ensuring a hassle-free experience. Show off your culinary creativity and earn bonus points with this crowd-pleaser. Brace yourself for a burst of deliciousness as we delve into the tantalizing details.
What you will need for a red, white and blueberry fruit salad
- if it’s possible to taste before you pick your blueberries, some of them in supermarkets are downright bland. Personally, I prefer smaller berries – smaller cranberries 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 out the pretty stars, next.
- FETA CHEESE
- Mexican cotija cheese is another great option if you can find it. It is crumbly, salty, and less spicy than feta.
- fresh lemon juice provides the simple garnish.
- MINT LEAVES
- an optional but nice garnish.
- LITTLE STAR COOKIE CUTTER
- for cutting your pretty watermelon stars. If you don’t have a star cutter, you can cut the melon into chunks or use a melon baller.
How to cut those watermelon stars
- Cut the seedless watermelon into thin slices. There is no need to remove the bark first.
- Use a small star cookie cutter to cut your stars
- If you find your stars too thick, cut them in half to make thinner stars.
You’ll find many uses for your cute watermelon stars… from sparkler wands for the kids to fun patriotic water to keep everyone hydrated. You can also use the star cutter on other varieties of melon.
I dress your red, white and blueberry fruit salad
The dressing for this fruit salad is minimal on purpose. Fresh lime juice brings out the flavors with a hint of tartness and adds moisture to the fruit without overpowering it. If you like, you can add a pinch of chili powder to double down on the Mexican theme.
A good option for a shared table
Watermelon, even when cut, stays crisp and fresh longer than most fruits. And the cranberries are whole, so they stay fresh too, making this Red, White, and Cranberry Fruit Salad a great choice for barbecues and cookouts.
more fun fruit salads to bring to potlucks
- 2 pints blueberries, or about 4 cups
- 1/2 little 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.
- Cut the watermelon into thin slices. Use the cookie cutter to cut stars. If the stars are too thick, carefully cut them in half. Add them to the bowl.
- Top the salad with crumbled cheese and squeeze the lemon juice over it all.
- The salad can be served immediately, garnished with the mint leaves, or refrigerated for later.