Fruit Salad Watermelon Bowl

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A fruit salad watermelon bowl can be just what you need when summer temperatures climb. Refresh yourself with this blend of melon, berries, and oranges for a respite from the heat.

Fruit Salad Watermelon Bowl

Melon Balls

Half the fun of this fruit salad is using the melon baller. It’s one of my favorite kitchen gadgets and does such a great job at making perfect little melon balls.

Watermelon may be the quintessential summertime food, but it doesn’t seem to get enough recognition for the nutrition it has. This mix of fresh berries is something to behold, with five different types of berries it puts to shame those pre-packaged bags of mixed berries.

The only thing that you really need to do once all of the fruit has been prepped is mix it all together. While it may seem like a simple step you’re actually making it more delicious by making sure that that you get equal representation of the fruit when you eat it.

How To Make Fruit Salad

There’s just a ton of nutrition going on in this fruit salad, as each fruit brings with it its own unique makeup of antioxidants and vitamins. Berries are a well-documented source of antioxidants and they’re also a good source of fiber.

With Paleo you wouldn’t want to stuff yourself with a fruit salad, but it can be a nice pick-me-up during the afternoon, or could make a light meal in a pinch.

One tip: If you make a larger batch and there’s leftovers you can make an instant smoothie by placing it all in the blender and blending until smooth.

Add some raw honey for sweetness and to help bring out the juices in the fruit. Raw honey has enzymes that help with digestion so it’s not just adding its sweet flavor it’s also boosting the nutrients in the salad. Skip this step if you’re using really ripe fruit because they’ll already be juicy and sweet enough.

Fruit Salad Recipe

Luckily I didn’t have to do much doctoring to make a classic fruit salad Paleo friendly. A lot of fruit salads out there will add in refined sugar, but swapping that out with honey makes it all good. The result is that you get the classic flavor of fruit salads that you remember as a kid, while making it healthier so you can fully enjoy it.

I like to use organic fruit when I make something like a fruit salad and the main ingredient is the fruit. It may be a few dollars extra but the peace of mind that comes with knowing that there aren’t chemicals in my salad is worth it. Finding them at your local farmer’s market would be nice too, since they’ll be at their freshest.

Fruit Salad In Watertmelon Bowl Recipe

Whatever you use to make it, it’s sure to turn out tasty and it makes the perfect pass-along dish at picnics and potlucks while you soak in the joys of summer.


    • 2 cups watermelon balls
    • 2 cups cantaloupe balls
    • 2 cups mixed fresh berries (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, red currants and raspberries)
    • juice of half of orange
    • 2 teaspoons honey (if all the fruit is really ripe, you can omit the honey)
    • fresh mint leaves for serving


  1. To make a bowl cut the watermelon lengthwise about 1/3 from the top. You might have to slice a small portion off the bottom so it can sit flat. Using a melon baller cut the watermelon and cantaloupe flash into balls or alternatively, using a knife, cut it into small cubes. Hollow out the watermelon shell completely.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the orange juice and honey. Combine all the fruit in a large bowl, pour over the dressing and toss to coat.
  3. Keep the salad in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve. To serve place the salad in the watermelon bowl and sprinkle with fresh mint leaves, or if you prefer serve the salad in individual bowls.


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20 minutes

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Mint Lime Fruit Salad

Fresh mint tops off this dish that the perfect snack for picnics and gatherings. This light, refreshing fruit salad recipe is easily customizable. Add your favorite fruits to a bowl with a light dressing of lime juice and honey. Let the salad chill in the refrigerator for at least half an hour before serving for the best flavor.

Mint Fruit Salad Recipe


1 lb. fresh strawberries, chopped
2 cups grapes
1 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup fresh raspberries
8-10 leaves fresh mint, chopped
Juice of 2 limes
3 tbsp honey


1. Add the strawberries, grapes, blueberries, raspberries, and mint to a large bowl. Stir the lime juice and honey together in a separate bowl and then drizzle over the fruit. Gently toss. Chill for 30 minutes before serving.

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  1. Love your site, recipes, and beautiful photos…..I have always been taught to eat melons alone or leave them alone…..what is your advice on this? Also from the same food combining sources, orange juice in a smoothie with bananas??? Thanks for your input

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