This super patriotic and festive fruit salad is perfect for upcoming July 4th parties. It is loaded with juicy watermelon, tart cherries, sweet strawberries, plump blueberries and slightly crunchy jicama stars! I dressed it with a lime, mint and maple syrup sauce that takes it over the top in terms of deliciousness. The sauce reminds me of a mojito – it is so fun and refreshing and pairs well with the sweet and juicy fruit salad.
To make the white stars, I sliced a jicama into 1/4 inch rounds and used my vegetable cutters to make the stars. I haven’t tried it but I’m guessing a banana would also work well here for the white stars. Or, you could turn the watermelon chunks into stars. Raspberries would also be a fun twist on this for more red. This is a forgiving recipe and one that you can have fun with and make your own. Hopefully this post inspires the overall concept for you.
For the sauce, I pureed fresh lime juice, maple syrup and loads of fresh mint in my mini food processor (or you can use a blender). I recommend pouring it overtop the fruit salad just before serving so it doesn’t get soggy.
This fruit salad is always a total hit when entertaining. Plus, it is easy to pull together. It is refined sugar-free too!
This red, white and blue fruit salad is vegan, paleo, dairy-free, grain-free, soy-free, refined sugar-free, nut-free and gluten-free which makes it wonderful for serving to anyone with food allergies or food sensitivities.
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