Mojito Fruit Salad

This Mojito Fruit Salad recipe was made for celebrating summer! It’s loaded with fresh watermelon, strawberries, and blueberries, and then tossed with a sweet lime and mint mixture. Rum is optional!

bowl of fresh watermelon fruit salad

This Mojito Fruit Salad recipe was made for summer!

A few summers ago, Ms. Jenny, our daughter Tessa’s horse riding instructor, was telling me about how she couldn’t wait to eat her lunch that day. Because she had Mojito Fruit Salad chilling in her cooler.

There was no hiding Ms. Jenny’s excitement. It was obvious that this was a very special salad. 

Well I like mojitos (Helloooooo, mint and lime!) and I like fruit, so of course I was curious. 

As we walked the early morning trails together, with Tessa on Rio’s saddle, Ms. Jenny proceeded to tell me about this fruit salad recipe. And before we parted ways, she opened up her cooler and shared a couple bites from her sacred bowl of fruit.

It should come as no surprise, I was hooked. 

Mojito Fruit Salad is my favorite fresh fruit salad. And when it comes to veggies, this Grilled Vegetable Salad is my summertime go-to recipe!

colander of strawberries, bowl of blueberries, bowl of watermelon, whole limes

Ingredients for the best fruit salad

The major fruit players in this summery salad are watermelon, strawberries, and blueberries. And while the limes aren’t actually visible in the salad, their tart awesomeness is evident with every bite.

I especially like how the sweet minty-lime mixture soaks into the watermelon, so I always include much more watermelon than berries. On hot summer days, what is more refreshing than cold watermelon?!

I often refer to this as my watermelon fruit salad recipe, but you can mix up the fruit ratio however you like.

Tip for you! For an especially pretty salad, use a melon baller for the watermelon!

white bowl of mojito fruit salad, with fresh watermelon, strawberries, blueberries, and limes

How to make fruit salad

This is one of the easiest salad recipes you’ll find!

  • Place all of the prepared fruit in a large bowl.
  • Whisk together lime juice, powdered sugar, and muddled mint.
  • Drizzle lime/mint mixture over fruit and fold together.

Done!

bottle of Bacardi rum and glass of fresh mint

While it’s fun to include a bit of rum (it IS a mojito fruit salad, after all!), it’s definitely optional. We usually have kids at the table whenever we make this, so I then forgo the rum. 

bowl of watermelon, strawberries, and blueberries

This is the best fresh fruit salad I know for summer. My whole family loooooves it, and it’s always a hit when entertaining. 

More great salads for summer entertaining: My mom’s Sweet Onion Coleslaw (vinegar-based, not creamy) has been a longtime favorite of mine. And our family loves this Sun Dried Tomato Pasta and this Macaroni Salad with Ham and Cheese!

white oblong serving bowl of fresh fruit salad

For those summer patriotic holidays, I am sharing a way to offer even more fun with this recipe. With a few jicama stars, this easily becomes a red, white, and blue fruit salad.

It’s so very festive!

cutting out stars from slices of jicama

Just cut the jicama into slices, about 1/4″ thick. Then use a small star-shaped cutter to create star-shaped jicama pieces. To preserve their whiteness, I wait to toss the stars into the salad until right before serving. 

I use the smallest cutter from this star set. It’s about 1-3/4″ in size. 

fresh fruit salad with mint and jicama stars

How FUN is that?!?!

This fruit salad is perfectly perfect all summer long. And with a few jicama stars, it’s THE fruit salad for Memorial Day weekend and 4th of July celebrations!

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red, white, and blue fruit salad

A few more summertime salads for you! Try this Broccoli Pasta Salad from Love & Lemons, Greek Orzo Salad from A Couple Cooks, and Crunchy Thai Salad with Peanut Dressing from Jessica Gavin.

mojito fruit salad with jicama stars

Mojito Fruit Salad

This fruit salad recipe has summer written all over it, with cubes of juicy watermelon and sweet strawberries and blueberries. With a nod to the mojito, the fruit is tossed with a sweet mint and lime mixture. Rum is optional!

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 c. cubed watermelon, about 1" in size
  • 4 c. hulled and quartered strawberries
  • 3 c. blueberries
  • 18 large mint leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 c. fresh lime juice
  • 4 T. powdered sugar
  • 4 T. white rum, optional
  • jicama stars, optional

Instructions

  1. Place fruit in a large bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, combine chopped mint, lime juice, and powdered sugar. With the back of a spoon, muddle the mint to release its flavor. Stir in rum, if desired.
  3. Drizzle mixture over fruit. Gently fold to combine. Then place in fridge to chill, and to let the fruit juices mingle. This can be made a few hours prior to serving. Just be sure to fold right before eating.

To include jicama stars, cut jicama into 1/4" slices. Use a sharp star-shaped cutter to create stars. I used the smallest cutter in this set, about 1-3/4" in size. To preserve their whiteness, I wait to toss the stars into the salad until right before serving.

Notes

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 103Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 8mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 4gSugar: 16gProtein: 2g

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watermelon, strawberries, blueberries in a bowl
mojito fruit salad with jicama stars

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