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Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad

A patriotic Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad tossed with a minty dressing is perfect for a 4th of July BBQ or any summer picnic.

Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad

The 4th of July is always full of lots of good eats, but with the weather often well into the 90’s, a cool, refreshing fruit salad to help you stay hydrated is almost a necessity.ย  I’ve used a combination of watermelon, strawberries (2 reds! I couldn’t choose between them), blueberries, and jicama.

Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad

Jicama is a root vegetable native to Mexico that looks similar to a turnip. It’s flavor is very mild, with just a hint of sweetness and its texture is very crisp, almost like an apple. These days you can find it at most well stocked grocery stores, or at least that has been my experience. Although the selection is sometimes sub par.

Jicama should be firm and not at all shriveled. Use a vegetable peeler to remove the thick outer skin. Sometimes a knife is easier. Cut it into thin strips and then small cubes. Store whole jicama the same way you would potatoes, in a cool, dark place.

Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad

You can substitute apple or banana for the jicama if you wish. If you use banana I would add them into the salad as close to serving as possible . They will brown some and get mushy after a while.

Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad

 

Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad

I toss the sliced strawberries with the sugar ahead of time to heighten their sweetness some. The rest of the fruit tastes plenty sweet to me already. You could just add the sugar to the overall fruit salad instead. A light dressing of honey, lime juice, and mint is added to heighten and compliment the flavors of the fruit. The amount of dressing I add is very small. If you want it to be more pronounced, try doubling the amount. I also add just a touch of chipotle chili powder. It’s not enough that you can really pick up on the taste, but I think it heightens the flavor a little. If you’re adventurous, try adding a little more. Heat from some spice can be a nice contrast to the sweetness of fruit.

To serve a crowd, double or triple the recipe.

Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad

Red, White, and Blue is a festive, fun, and healthy way to balance those burgers and hot dogs. One bite and you’ll be eager for more.

Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad

Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad

Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad

A light and refreshing Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad tossed with a minty honey-lime dressing.
PREP: 10 minutes
TOTAL: 10 minutes
SERVINGS: 8

Ingredients

  • 4 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 2 cups diced watermelon
  • 1 cup diced jicama
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon minced mint
  • 1/8 teaspoon chipotle chili powder, optional

Instructions

  • Place strawberries in a large bowl and sprinkle with sugar. Toss to coat.
  • Add blueberries, watermelon, and jicama.
  • In a small bowl ,stir together lime juice, honey, mint, and chili powder. Pour over fruit and toss to coat.

Nutrition

Calories: 92kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American

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59 thoughts on “Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad”

  1. Jess @ On Sugar Mountain

    What a gorgeous fruit salad! I’ve never had jicama before, but from the way you described it I bet it pairs splendidly with the rest of the berries. I’ll be trying this this summer for sure. ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. What a beautiful salad Christin! I am a sucker for fresh fruit and these look delicious! So fun and festive and the jicama is such a great addition ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I have been buying fruit like it is going out of style lately! haha the only thing I don’t have right now is the jicama! This looks awesome – and I love that little hint of the chipotle chili powder.

  4. Natalie @ Tastes Lovely

    This will be so perfect for 4th of July Christin! I was trying to guess what the “white” was. I was thinking maybe big hunks of coconut? But jicama is an even better idea! Love that you added mint, lime juice and honey too. Sounds mighty tasty : )

  5. ela@GrayApron

    I tell you, a glass of prosecco, your salad and I’m in heaven…or on my balcony…

    ela h.

  6. Cailee @ hellohealthyeating.com

    This looks so wonderful!! It’s so pretty and healthy! This is so perfect for the 4th of July! Talk about patriotic!! So nice ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Karen (Back Road Journal)

    I like the idea of adding the jicama to give crunch to your tasty fruit salad.

  8. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    What a beautiful fruit salad, Christin! Absolutely perfect for the 4th! Pinned!

  9. Consuelo - Honey & Figs

    Awh this is such a fun salad, Christin! Perfect for the 4th of July indeed!
    That spicy dressing sounds wonderful to me ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Christin, that is beautiful…..I have a recipe that is almost identical only with cantalope. Yours is prettier. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. I love anything red, white, and blue — the colors just pop — sort of like a firecracker. haha This is such a pretty salad, Christin, and jicama is such a great addition! That chipotle powder would be such a pleasant surprise if you weren’t expecting it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Julie @ This Gal Cooks

    Oh wow, this is such a great salad. I just want to take a huge bite out of it! I really like the mint (I’m a huge mint lover!) and the addition of the chipotle powder. YUM! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

    Seriously gorgeous salad, Christin! Love the addition of the diced jicama!

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