Red White and Blue Salad

Red, white and blue salad is such a festive dish! It combines juicy watermelon with sweet blueberries and tangy feta cheese for a festive fruit salad that is perfect for your summer holiday celebrations!

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I love the start of summer. The weather is great and fresh produce, especially the fruit, starts to become plentiful. Every year, when I see fresh watermelon, and blueberries in the market, this red, white, and blue fruit salad is on our table. It’s sweet, tart and refreshing, thanks to fresh berries, mint and a splash of lemon juice that boosts all the tastes.

With just a few fresh ingredients, this salad is not only healthy, but easy to make and perfect to transport to your next pot luck as it will hold up well in a cooler.

Why you will love this easy recipe

  • It’s a healthy fruit salad, filled with fresh berries and watermelon – the entire family will just love it!
  • It is quick and easy to make with four ingredients and perfect for summer picnics.
A picture of the fresh salad ingredients: watermelon, blueberries, mint and cheese

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  • watermelon
  • fresh blueberries
  • fresh mint
  • feta cheese
  • freshly squeezed lemon juice

    How To Make Red White and Blue Salad

    Get all of the ingredients ready: cut the watermelon into 1-inch pieces, and remove any seeds for the best eating experience. Chop the mint, measure and crumble the cheese, and rinse and drain the blueberries.

    an overhead view of the watermelon salad ingredients (feta cheese, mint, blueberries, watermelon) in a bowl not mixed

    STEP 1: Place the watermelon, blueberries, mint, and cheese into a bowl.

    an overhead photo of the watermelon salad ingredients in a bowl mixed together

    STEP 2: Add the lemon juice and mix everything together.

    Ingredient substitutions and variations

    The complete list of ingredients to make this red white and blue salad recipe is above. Below are notes about some of the ingredients, along with ideas for substitutes.

    Fruit – If you aren’t going for the red white and blue look, you can substitute watermelon with an equal amount of cantaloupe or honeydew melon.

    If you still want the red white and blue look, substitute the watermelon with red fruits such as strawberries, red grapes or raspberries

    Feta cheese – The cheese adds a salty touch to this sweet salad. It can be replaced with an equal amount of goat cheese, gorgonzola cheese or blue cheese crumbles.

    Dairy-Free – Leave the cheese out and add white fruit such as sliced banana, apple chunks, pear chunks, or dragon fruit.

    Fresh Herbs – Try using a combination of fresh herbs instead of only mint. A few suggestions are basil, cilantro, or parsley.

    Citrus – Tart lemon juice brings out the flavor in this fruit salad, try adding a few splashes of lime or orange juice to the salad.

    Crunch – Add a little crunch to this salad by topping it with chopped pecans, walnuts or granola.

    an overhead view of the finished red white and blue salad in a glass bowl

    Storing and Using Leftovers

    Store this leftover delicious fruit salad in the refrigerator in a covered container for three to four days.

    Leftover Serving Ideas! Add leftover watermelon salad to a bowl of arugula or field greens, or on top of yogurt.

    Red white and blue salad in a bowl with a spoon

    Serving Suggestions

    This fresh fruit salad is perfect for your Fourth of July party or any summer BBQ. Pair it with our vegetable noodle salad for a vibrant summer spread. It also tastes great with so many things like grilled chicken, fish, hot dogs and burgers.

    This salad also tastes great as a breakfast side with a veggie frittata or breakfast tacos.


    • Save time and look for pre-cut watermelon in the produce section of your grocery store.
    • If you make this salad ahead of time, add the feta and lemon juice right before you serve the salad.

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    Red White and Blue Salad

    Red white and blue salad is a festive colorful fruit salad made with juicy watermelon and sweet blueberries combined with a naturally sweet lemony dressing.  It's refreshing and perfect for the summer holidays! 
    Prep Time: 15 minutes
    Total Time: 15 minutes

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    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: fruit salad, red white and blue fruit salad
    Servings: 4
    Calories: 103kcal
    Author: Anne Lawton
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    • 1 Pint fresh blueberries
    • 3 cups chopped watermelon about one half of a small watermelon
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
    • 1/4 cup feta cheese crumbles


    • chop the watermelon and place it into a bowl along with the blueberries, chopped mint and cheese crumbles.
    • add the lemon juice and serve.


    • For a dairy-free or vegan version, replace the feta cheese with a white fruit or vegetable  such as apples, jicama, or cucumber
    • Substitute the lemon juice for fresh lime or orange juice
    • Replace the watermelon with strawberries


    Serving: 1cup | Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 89mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g

    Nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used

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    Can I use dried herbs instead of fresh?

    Fresh herbs are the best in this refreshing salad. Dried herbs will not offer the same amount of freshness.

    Can I use bottled lemon juice?

    Fresh lemon juice is the best choice, but bottled will work in a pinch. Approximately two tablespoons of bottled lemon juice equals the juice of one lemon. Keep in mind the flavor will be different.

    Can I add sugar to this salad?

    Fruit is naturally sweet and doesn’t need to be added to this salad. However, if you prefer a sweeter taste, you can add a little bit of sugar to taste.

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