The BEST Patriotic Red White and Blue Fruit Salad | This vegan, dairy free, gluten free, and super FUN salad can be made into a healthy fruit bowl or beautiful fruit tray. Use watermelon, white canary melon (star fruit cutters for the win!), and blueberries to make this fruit salad for get togethers like a July 4th party, Labor Day picnics, and Memorial Day BBQs. Use as a clean eating dessert in fruit platter form to celebrate the USA as 4th of July food!
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: All American
Keyword: 4th of July, dairy free, fruit, fruit salad, fruit tray, gluten free, July 4th, Labor Day, Memorial Day, vegan
large clear glass bowl
1white canary melonor other white fleshed fruit or vegetable
Remove green rind from watermelon and cut watermelon flesh into bite-sized pieces. Place in the bottom of your large clear bowl OR set aside to assemble flag on large tray.
Wash and dry grapes and remove from stem. Add to watermelon pieces in the bowl or tray.
Remove rind from white canary melon and slice the melon into large flat pieces. Use star-shaped fruit cutter to cut into stars. Set aside to assemble flag tray or place 3/4 of the pieces on top of the watermelon in your large clear bowl.
Wash and dry blueberries and blackberries. Place on top of white melon pieces in large bowl or set aside to assemble flag tray.
If you made the salad in a large bowl, use the remaining white melon stars to top your fruit salad and serve.
If you are making the flag pattern on a large tray go ahead and assemble the fruits in order. Do horizontal red stripes with watermelon and grapes, white stripes with canary melon, and a blue rectangle in the left top corner with blueberries and blackberries. Top the blue area with several white stars and serve!
If you have trouble finding a white melon like a canary melon use other white fruits or vegetables such as pears, apples, jicama, white nectarines, or white peaches.