Easy to make Watermelon and Berry Saladhas a sweet and salty honey basil dressing! This is my go to side dish with refreshing watermelon and a gorgeous combination of kiwis and blueberries. This fruit salad is always popular at buffets and potlucks!
Cut watermelon into bite sized cubes. Peel kiwi and slice ⅓" thick and then quarter each slice. Wash blueberries and drain well.
Honey Basil Dressing
Put oil, lime juice, orange blossom honey, salt, and finely chopped basil into a small food processor. Pulse processor until all of the ingredients are well combined. Pour dressing into a cruet and set aside.
Assemble the Salad
Gently combine all of the fruit in a large serving bowl or place the fruit onto a large platter.
Set the cruet of Honey Basil Dressing near the platter.
Each guest can add the dressing to their portion to their liking.
my top tips♥ KEEP THE FRUIT BRILLIANT! - Serving the dressing on the side is key to keeping your fruit gorgeous and brilliant in color.♥ GET MORE JUICE FROM LIMES - If you have trouble juicing the limes you can put them in the microwave for a few seconds to make it easier to get every bit of juice from the limes. Rolling the limes on a hard surface will also soften the pulp and make squeezing them easier.♥ USE A SMALL JAR - If you do not have a small food processor, just put all of the dressing ingredients in a small, lidded, glass jar and shake vigorously.♥ LAYER THE FRUIT - Layer the fruit gently onto a platter or into a bowl. I use the order of watermelon, kiwi, and then the berries for each layer. This keeps the more delicate berries from being broken and makes a beautiful display of the fruit salad.substitutions & variations♥ SUBSTITUTE BLACKBERRIES - I really like blackberries and have often substituted them for the blueberries. Blackberries are a little sweeter and less delicate than blueberries, so they work well in this recipe.♥ ADD MINT - Mint is another great choice for adding an herbal note to the dressing. you like mint add 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh mint leaves. Even if you love mint, fresh mint leaves can be overpower a dish, so a little goes a long way.♥ SUBSTITUTE YOUR FAVORITE FRUITS - We live in a time that the fruit in this recipe is available almost always year-round. But, if you can't find any of the fruits in this recipe, feel free to substitute any ripe gorgeous fruit for the ones listed here.If you decide to use peeled and sliced bananas, be sure to add them just before serving to keep them from turning dark.