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BLUEBERRY WATERMELON SALAD

You cannot celebrate summer without cold watermelon.  I am going to show you how to make an easy Watermelon salad to enjoy on a hot summer day.

You can whip up this Watermelon Salad in minutes.

EASY SIMPLE SUMMER BLUEBERRY WATERMELON SALAD

Start With Simple Syrup

Begin by making a simple sugar using 1/4 cup sugar with 1/4 cup water.  Heat it in a saucepan on the stove.  Stir until the sugar has dissolved.  Dissolving the sugar will only take a couple of minutes.  When the sugar turns from cloudy to clear it is ready.  Allow the simple syrup to completely cool.  

Cut The Watermelon

Next, cut a seedless watermelon in half.

Make Watermelon Balls

Take a melon baller and scoop out the inside of half of the watermelon using the melon baller to make small balls.  Place the watermelon balls into a large bowl.  You should have three cups of watermelon.

Add Fresh Blueberries

Mix in two cups of fresh blueberries.

Add Zest

Use a lemon zester and zest one lemon into the same bowl.

Next, Salt and Simple Sugar

Add about 1/2 teaspoon of salt and the simple sugar.

Don’t Forget Fresh Mint Leaves

Finish this salad with 6 to 8 crushed mint leaves.

Stir well and refrigerate until cold.  Enjoy!

EASY SIMPLE SUMMER BLUEBERRY WATERMELON SALAD

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EASY SIMPLE SUMMER BLUEBERRY WATERMELON SALAD

You cannot celebrate summer without cold watermelon.  I am going to show you how to make an easy Watermelon salad to enjoy on a hot summer day. 

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 hrs 37 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Recipes for our Daily Bread

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 cups Blueberries
  • 3 cups Watermelon in balls or diced
  • 6 to 7 mint leaves chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Simmer sugar and water for a couple of minutes on the stove until completely dissolved.
  • The sugar will turn clear when dissolved. It only takes a couple of minutes.
  • Allow this simple sugar mixture to completely cool.
  • Add 2 cups Blueberries to a large bowl.
  • Use a melon baller and make 3 cups Watermelon balls.
  • Combine the watermelon balls with the blueberries.
  • Add juice and zest of one lemon.
  • Add pinch salt.
  • Chop 6 to 7 mint leaves and add it to the salad

EASY SIMPLE SUMMER BLUEBERRY WATERMELON SALAD

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2 thoughts on “BLUEBERRY WATERMELON SALAD”

  1. This sounds perfect for my 4th of July cookout tomorrow! I’m glad I came across this recipe today. I’m adding it all to my list to pick up at the store this afternoon. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Going to be 90 degrees plus here today and heading to my grocery store in a bit. I have a fresh watermelon ready to cut open here and just need to pick the mint leaves and blueberries for this one. So thank you as the perfect hot, summer day treat indeed!! 🙂

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