Watermelon Salad Recipe – This easy fruit salad is a sweet and refreshing treat for summer. Made with watermelon, berries, and a zesty syrup, you can whip it up in minutes for a crowd-pleasing dessert or side dish.
When I think of summer, I picture fresh fruit, an array of berries, and sweet, bright flavors. This easy Watermelon Salad Recipe has it all! It tastes fresh and vibrant while serving as a crowd-pleasing favorite at brunches and BBQs alike.
This salad is made with watermelon, summer berries, cherries, and a zesty dressing to load freshness into every bite. A garnish of chopped fresh mint pulls all of the flavors together while chia seeds make it a touch more filling. With a little whipped cream and Angel Food Cake on the side, this summer fruit salad shines brightly.
Pair this watermelon salad recipe next to my Iced Tea and Shrimp Lettuce Wraps for the best spread at baby showers, picnics, 4th of July celebrations, or get-togethers with family and friends!
How to pick the best watermelon
Watermelons are in season from July until September usually. It’s a great time to head to your local farmer’s market and pick out a ripe and delicious melon.
While you’re shopping, look for a melon that feels heavy for its size, looks ripe and shiny, and sounds hollow when you tap on it.
Fruit salad dressing
We need a little something to bring all of the flavors from the sweet fruit and berries together.
Unlike my Easy Fruit Salad, the dressing in this recipe is made with just 2 ingredients: lime juice and agave syrup. It’s a simple and bright dressing that adds a little zest to each bite.
Watermelon mint salad ingredients
This watermelon recipe combines lots of fresh fruit, a simple and sweet dressing, and a few garnishes. All of the ingredients are very flexible – add as much or as little as you want! This is what you need to make a watermelon fruit salad:
- Lime juice
- Agave syrup
- Chia seeds
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How to make fruit salad with watermelon
Step 1: Add the chopped fruit and the berries to a large bowl or serving plate.
Step 2: In a small bowl, whisk the lime juice and agave syrup together.
Step 3: Pour the dressing over the watermelon fruit salad and garnish with chia seeds and mint. Stir it all together, then enjoy!
Tips and substitutions
- Mix up the fruit or add more ingredients if you like! Grapes, basil, honeydew, kiwis, peaches, or mango would all be delicious additions.
- If you don’t have agave syrup, use honey or maple syrup instead.
- Is the salad not sweet enough? Sprinkle some granulated sugar over top until you reach the desired level of sweetness.
Can fruit salad be made ahead of time?
Absolutely! You can chop up everything and store the prepped fruit in separate containers in the fridge up to 2 days in advance. When it’s time to serve, assemble the salad, pour the dressing over top, and add the garnishes.
The leftovers can be stored in the fridge. Try to eat them up quickly or else the salad will become very liquidy and mushy the longer it sits.
More refreshing summer recipes
- Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Bars
- Cucumber Tomato Salad
- Glowing Green Smoothie
- Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Raspberry Banana Smoothie Bowl
Watermelon Salad Recipe
- 5 cups watermelon cubed
- 2 cups strawberries sliced
- 1 cup cherries seed removed & sliced
- 1 cup raspberries
- 1 cup blueberries
- juice of 1 lime
- 1 tablespoon agave syrup you can also use maple syrup or honey instead
- few mint leaves chopped for garnish
- chia seeds for garnish
- organic sugar for extra sweetness, 100% optional
- In a big bowl or a plate, combine 5 cups of chopped watermelon, 2 cups of sliced strawberries, 1 cup of sliced cherries, 1 cup of raspberries, and 1 cup of blueberries.
- Using a little bowl mix together the juice of 1 lime and 1 tablespoon agave syrup. Pour the dressing over the fruit salad. Sprinkle with chia seeds and chopped mint. Enjoy!
Q. Do you like this Watermelon Salad Recipe?
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This post was updated on September 15, 2022. The recipe is still the same.
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My favorite fruit to eat during summer is actually watermelon, that’s why this recipe really excites me! I can’t wait to give this a try. Thank you so much for sharing this! 🙂
I love watermelon, too! Cant wait for you to try this salad!
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With the watermelon salad, can the cherries be replaced? What would be a good replacement?
Absolutely! You can replace it with any of your favorite fruit or simply don’t add cherries to this salad. Hope this helps!
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What could I substitute for the this agave? Hard to find here!
Hi Dianne, You could use honey or maple syrup to substitute agave. Hope this helps!
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This looks wonderful! Perfect for picnics and patio parties. A nice alternative to sweet creamy desserts.
Wow this sounds super delicious and would be great for any summer picnic or gathering. I love watermelon and all the other fruits you have included in this tasty recipe. It so colorful too. Visiting from BTC.
This recipe looks amazing! I love fresh berries!
Thank you so much!
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This looks so fresh and delicious! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Thank you Sarah~
That looks delicious and just perfect for summer. Pinned.
Thank you so much! It is super delicious! 😀
Why can’t I copy this recipe? I use evernote to keep all my favorite recipes
Hi Kristyn! The reason why you can’t copy this recipe is because it is protected from people who copy and paste my recipes and post them on their websites as their own work, you are welcome to print the recipe or screen shot it if you can. Best wishes, Love
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Oh my goodness! My mouth is watering just looking at the photos! Definitely pinning!
Thank you, Donna! I am so glad you like it! Thank you for sharing it! =)