Blueberries, watermelon, & white wine make this Red White and Blue Fruit Salad perfect for any summer picnic. Just keep it on the “adults only” table!
When you see watermelon in the stores, it’s like the universal sign that summer is on its way.
It doesn’t matter if temperatures are still spring-like. One bite of that crisp and juicy fruit brings a smile.
There might not be anything better on a warm summer day than a big slice of watermelon. Unless you’re spiking the watermelon with wine!
Our Red White and Blue Fruit Salad
It’s like watermelon sangria (Now there’s an idea!) that you eat out of a bowl.
The sauce for this salad is made with CK Mondavi’s Blonde Five Wine (which is, unfortunately, not in production any more). We combined the wine with honey, lemon zest, and just enough rosemary to flirt with the ever-so-slight dryness of the wine, giving this watermelon salad a perfect sweet and savory balance.
Bright, crisp, boozy. And patriotic!
Sounds like summer to me!
CK Mondavi’s Blonde Five wine is a combination of Chardonnay, Moscato, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, and Voignier grapes. So, as an alternative, we’d probably stick with a Moscato or Pinot Grigio for making this salad. These wines would give the right dose of sweetness to your patriotic fruit salad.
Blueberries, watermelon, & white wine make this Red White and Blue Fruit Salad perfect for any summer picnic. Just keep it on the "adults only" table!
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 1 lemon, zested (roughly 1 tsp of zest)
- ½ tsp rosemary
- ¾ c Moscato or Pinot Grigio wine
- 8 c watermelon, cubed
- 1 pint blueberries roughly 2 ½ cups
- In a small saucepan, heat honey, lemon zest, and thyme over medium low heat for 2-3 minutes, until the honey is runny and the mixture is fragrant. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Whisk in wine and set dressing aside to cool.
- Once the dressing is cool, place watermelon cubes and blueberries in a large bowl. Pour the dressing over the fruit and toss to coat.
- This dish can be served immediately or refrigerated overnight to let the flavors infuse the fruit.
Disclosure: We received samples of the CK Mondavi wine mentioned in this post. All opinions are our own.