Watermelon and Berry Salad with Lime Vinaigrette

A summer salad that makes the most of the season’s bounty

Watermelon and berry salad with lime vinaigrette
Watermelon and berry salad with lime vinaigrette is a refreshing summer side dish.

I’m a salad geek. Almost by definition a salad is fresh – fresh vegetables, fresh fruit. These three summer salad recipes showcase the best of summer’s harvest — watermelon and berries, corn and basil, and tomatoes.

Watermelon and berry salad with lime vinaigrette

Recipe by Nana JanaCourse: SaladsCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
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Fresh berries and watermelon get a bright summer sweetness with a fresh lime vinaigrette.


  •  4 cups watermelon, cut into bite-size pieces

  •  1 cup strawberries, hulled and quartered

  •  1 cup cherries, pitted

  •  1/2 cup raspberries 

  •  1/2 cup blueberries

  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons agave syrup or honey

  • 2 teaspoons lime zest

  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped


  • Shake lime juice, agave syrup, mint and lime zest in a container with a lid.
  • Arrange watermelon, cherries and berries on platter.
  • Drizzle dressing across the fruit and garnish with more fresh mint.

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