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Watermelon Summer Salad

Watermelon and Berries Salad
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Watermelon Summer Salad is the perfect meal to have after a long hot summer day of work. The fresh sweet flavor of the watermelon mixed with other fruits is really delicious. Add some cheese and nuts for your protein and you have an awesome meal.

This fruit salad is a perfect blend of fresh and frozen fruit. The watermelon, raspberries and apple are all fresh. The cherries, blueberries, black berries and mangos are frozen. You can use fresh or frozen fruit- use what you have available. The watermelon can be cut ahead of time making this a quick and easy meal to prepare after work. Arranging on a platter takes a few minutes. This salad is both nutritious and delicious.

Keeping a variety of frozen fruits stocked in your freezer helps to pull together a simple salad during the summer months. All of these ingredients can be prepped ahead of time and the salad prepared just before eating.

No need to stop at a fast food restaurants when you plan ahead a little for these quick and easy salads during the week. Relax outside on your patio and enjoy this delicious meal while enjoying the sounds and sights of summer. Cleanup is simple with just a few plates and utensils to wash. This gives you enough time to take an evening walk to enjoy the fresh air.


Watermelon Summer Salad Ingredients

Watermelon Summer Salad

  • Fresh Watermelon
  • Fresh Raspberries
  • Fresh Apple Chunks
  • Fresh or Blueberries
  • Fresh or Frozen Black Berries
  • Fresh or Frozen Mangoes 
  • Fresh or Frozen Cherries
  • Wisconsin Marble Cheese
  • Pecans
  • Cashews

Substitute any of the above ingredients to create your own awesome Watermelon Summer Salad.

How to Select a Watermelon

How To Select a Watermelon

First pick up and check several watermelons. Look for a firm melon without any bruises. Pick out several that are the same size and choose the heaviest one. The heavier they are the more water they have in the inside. Select a melon that has dark green stripes and light green stripes. The green stripes should be broken as shown in the photo.

One side of the melon should have a large yellow spot, this is were the watermelon rested on the ground. If it is cream color the melon will be green, if the color is dark yellow it is over ripe. The longer the melon sat on the vine the darker the spot got. If there is no spot then choose a different melon.

Use a sharp carving knife to cut your watermelon. First cut off the ends and then cut off the rest of the skin. You can use the skin to make Pickled Watermelon Rind.

Video: How to Pick a Good Watermelon and How to Cut it Up

 

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