You cannot celebrate summer without cold watermelon.  Enjoy this quick and easy Watermelon Salad on a hot summer day.

Whip up this Watermelon Salad with blueberries, lemon, simple syrup, salt, and fresh mint in minutes.

  

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Watermelon Tips

How To Choose a Watermelon 

  1. When purchasing or picking a watermelon off the vine, look for one that is symmetrical in shape, indicating that it grew in normal conditions.
  2. Pick the watermelon up.  Make sure it is heavy for its size.
  3. Then, look for a yellow patch, which means it sat on the ground long enough to ripen.
  4. Check the navel, where the stem was attached, for softness and mold.  A melon was picked too soon if there is a shriveled stem attached to the navel.
  5. Next, knock on it with your knuckles.  What do you hear?  If it is a hollow sound, it is a good watermelon.

How To Store a Watermelon

Store watermelon in the refrigerator.  Plus, nothing is better than a cold watermelon.

Blueberries Tips

How To Choose Blueberries

During the summer, you will find sweet plump blueberries.   When purchasing or picking blueberries, make sure they are not mushy or moldy.   If they are not mushy or moldy and have a deep blue color, they should be sweet and juicy.

How To Store Blueberries

Store blueberries dry, no washing until ready to eat them.  Put them in a ventilated container in the refrigerator to prolong their shelf life.   If blueberries start to go bad, put them in a freezer container, and freeze them.   You can use freezer blueberries for smoothies, pancakes, muffins, and more.

Fresh Mint Tips

Store mint in an inch of water after trimming the ends of the stems.  The second way is to wrap the mint leaves in a dampened paper towel.  Then place the paper towel in a plastic bag but do not seal it all the way.  Traping moister will cause the mint to mold.

During the summer, I grow a lot of mint.  Fresh mint is fabulous in sweet tea.  It helps with digestion too.  Water the mint when the top one inch starts to dry out.  If you live in the South, as I do, you will probably need to water it every day.

First Step: Simple Syrup For This Watermelon Salad

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

The best way to cut a watermelon besides taking it outdoors is to open up a large plastic garbage bag on the counter.  Place the watermelon in it.  Now, cut the melon open.

Make Watermelon Balls

Take a melon baller or a small tablespoon ice cream scoop, and scoop out the inside of half of the watermelon making 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.

How to Choose Lemons

Choose bright yellow lemons that feel heavy and firm.   Lemons with green patches or pale skin will be very acidic.  Smooth skinned lemons are generally juicier compared to lemons with rough surfaces.

Lemon Tips For Juicing

The simplest way to get more juice out of a lemon is to heat it in the microwave for 10 to 15 seconds.   Put the whole lemon in the microwave.  Do not cut it in half first.  After you take it out of the microwave, roll the lemon between the palm of your hand and the counter.

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 chopped mint leaves.  Stack the mint leaves on top of each other and roll them up.  Next, slice the roll of leaves thin.

Stir well and refrigerate until cold.  Enjoy!

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Easy Summer Dessert Using Watermelon Salad

For an easy dessert, kick up this Simple Watermelon Salad by serving it over a piece of pound cake or angel food cake.  This dessert made with watermelon salad is a perfect light, colorful treat on a hot summer day or 4th July.

Serve with Homemade Whipped Topping

Serve this Blueberry Watermelon Salad with whipped topping.

  • 1 cup heavy cream, very cold
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar

Put a metal bowl and the beater to the mixer in the freezer until cold.  With an electric mixer, whip the heavy cream in the chilled bowl.  Slowly add the powdered sugar.  Mix until stiff peaks form.  Do not over mix or you will end up with butter.

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EASY SIMPLE SUMMER BLUEBERRY WATERMELON SALAD
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Blueberry Watermelon Salad

You cannot celebrate summer without cold watermelon. You cannot celebrate summer without cold watermelon.  Enjoy this quick and easy Watermelon Salad on a hot summer day.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 hrs 37 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberries, Easter side dish, easy recipe, fresh mint, fruit salad, quick & easy, quick and easy pie, quick and easy recipe, quickandeasy recipe, salad, summer, summer dessert, watermelon
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 67kcal

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

Nutrition

Calories: 67kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 147mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 376IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg

EASY SIMPLE SUMMER BLUEBERRY WATERMELON SALAD

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