5 Ingredient Star-spangled Watermelon Jicama Salad
Nothing screams the 4th of July like watermelon!
I just spent the weekend in my home town, East Lansing, Michigan. A few friends and I gathered for our 30th high school reunion. We wound up at my friend Debbie’s quaint cottage on absolutely beautiful Torch Lake for most of the weekend. Being there brought back good memories of all those years ago – the hot, humid summers, bare feet, care free fun days, ….and watermelon.
Reasons I love this 5 Ingredient Star-spangled Watermelon Jicama Salad
- it’s 4th of July festive!
- it’s fun to make with the family
- it’s good for you!
If I’ve convinced you to put together this salad, start rummaging through your pantry and drawers now for star shaped Christmas cookie cutters. I am lucky to have cutters in all shapes and sizes from my bake-a-holic days as well as my preschool teaching days…I knew they would come in handy again one day!
What are you doing this 4th? Our town here quiets down with most people traveling and that feels relaxing. We are keeping it simple and having a few friends over for some good old fashioned BBQ’g. I will of course be making a salad, Bob will grill something up, and maybe we’ll scrounge up some low key fireworks. I love sparklers!
I wish you all to be safe this weekend and hope you have fun however you are saluting our great country! Thank you for following me and OvenHug. I feel very blessed!!
Recipe for 5 Ingredient Star-spangled Watermelon Jicama Salad:
- 1 medium sized Watermelon
- 1 large pack Blueberries
- 1 large pack Strawberries
- 1 container Raspberries
- 1 large Jicama
- Slice watermelon into 1 inch slices - it's easier to cut a flat edge, turn it to it's side, then cut the slices
- Use different sizes of star shaped cookie cutters to cut out star shapes from watermelon slices
- Wash and cut strawberries in half
- Wash raspberries and set out to dry - remove smooshy, over ripe berries
- Wash blueberries
- Slice jicama as thin as you can - about ½ inch thick
- Press star shaped cookie cutters through Jicama - if it hurts your hand wear gloves, jicama is a firm root veggie
- Arrange fruit in a bowl or platter
- Lay jicama stars on top
- Sprinkle with light Feta cheese and fresh mint leaves if desired