I love salads all year long, but especially in the warmer months I crave salads (especially my favorite Stripped & Massaged Kale Salad, Definitive Guide to Stripped Salads and Avocado Artichoke Arugula & Spinach Salad). They’re light, refreshing, easy on digestion, but also provide enough satiety to keep you feeling full until your next meal or snack. This recipe may be a new favorite to bring to a grill out with the family, backyard parties with friends, or simply to keep around the house for a quick snack or breakfast. Watermelon Grapefruit & Blackberry Salad combines the best of the bunch when it comes to refreshing and light fruits combined with a sweet and tangy Honey Mint Drizzle.
If you’ve learned one thing about me from previous posts, it’s that I love a variety of flavor combinations and textures in one dish, it keeps my taste buds and belly happy! This dish gets a check mark for both flavor and texture combinations. The watermelon is extremely hydrating (rightfully so, as it’s comprised of about 92% water), tangy, sweet, and slightly bitter grapefruit, and the sweet blackberries bursting with juicy sweetness. The spongey texture of the watermelon goes perfectly with the more dense blackberries and fiberous grapefruit. All in all, this fruit salad is a keeper!
Nutrient breakdown of Watermelon Grapefruit & Blackberry Salad |
- Vitamins | A, C, E, B1, B5, folate, K
- Anti-microbial compounds via the fresh mint and honey
- Anti-fungal, anti-microbial, anti-bacterial compounds from the honey
- 4 cups diced/cubed watermelon
- 3 grapefruits, segmented
- 2 cups blackberries
- Segment the grapefruit slices.
- Squeeze the remaining juice out of the grapefruit “pulp” that’s left over after segmenting the grapefruit flesh. (keep this in a separate bowl).
- Cube the watermelon in small bite size pieces.
- Keep this in a large mixing bowl and toss with Honey Mint Drizzle upon serving (recipe below).
- 1 cup of fresh grapefruit juice (left over from segmenting)
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 heaping Tbs. local, raw honey
- 1 tsp. sea salt
- 2 Tbs. fresh mint, chopped/julienned
- Simply combine all ingredients and whisk together.
- You may also combine in a small blender to emulsify.
- Serve with any salad.
What’s your favorite combination of summer fruit? Share below, I love hearing your responses!
Have a sweet day!