Watermelon Fruit Flag – Red, White & Blue Fruit

Thanks to The National Watermelon Promotion Board for sponsoring this recipe for a Watermelon Fruit Flag. All opinions are 100% my own.

Celebrate Independence day with a Watermelon Fruit Flag – red, white and blue fruit salad in a watermelon.

Pin Watermelon Fruit Flag here.

Watermelon Fruit Flag for July 4th

Have you seen the amazing art work people can create with watermelon? There are some seriously talented people out there. As a result, I was motivated to create my own watermelon art just in time for the 4th of July. While my inspiration was an intricate watermelon flag, I wanted to keep mine simple. In the first place, I doubt I have the carving skills to create an intricate American fruit flag. Second, I don’t have the time and doubt you do too. Rather I decided to make an easy Watermelon American fruit flag we all could manage.
Independence Day Fruit Flag made in a watermelon
First step to a Watermelon Fruit Flag is to buy a good watermelon. Pick a watermelon that feels heavy for its size. In addition  for this recipe choose one that is oblong. One watermelon can easily feed up to three dozen people. Furthermore, watermelon is the #1 budget friendly fruit at only about 14 cents per serving. You cannot beat that. Plus watermelon is 100% usable and compostable. Pick up some blueberries and pears to complete the red, white and blue theme.

Red White and Blue Fruit Flag
When you buy a watermelon, think about using the entire watermelon from rind to juice to the flesh. In this case I am using the rind as a bowl, however, it is edible. Have you seen pickled watermelon rind? So delish. Find additional recipes for watermelon rind here. Next I use the flesh to make the red stripes of the flag. Your guests can enjoy the incredibly refreshing flesh of this fruit flag. Also watermelon flesh is particularly good in savory recipes. Think grilled watermelon or a fruit salsa for grilled meat. Want more recipes for the flesh of watermelon? Find them here.

I can hardly forget the juice. Did you see my Watermelon Margarita Mocktail recipe last year? Instead of throwing out overripe watermelon, I puree it. Then I keep the juice in the freezer to whip up a margarita whenever I want. Watermelon slushies are also a huge hit in my house. Find lots of recipes for watermelon beverages here. Furthermore, watermelon is 92% water, has no cholesterol, fat or sodium. In addition, it is an excellent source of Vitamins A, C and B6. While only having 80 calories for a 2 cup serving.
Such a cute watermelon fruit American flag

To celebrate July as National Watermelon Month, The National Watermelon Promotion Board is challenging all of us watermelon lovers to use the whole watermelon; flesh, juice and rind. Simply submit your watermelon recipe using any part of the watermelon (flesh, rind or juice) to be entered to win up to $500. You can enter multiple times but must submit a new form for each entry to be eligible to win. Make sure you receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive an email, your entry has not been officially submitted. Submit your recipe to watermelon.org/recipecontest.

To be sure to see Food Done Light’s next recipe, Quinoa Asparagus Salad, subscribe by email below now. You won’t want to miss another recipe again.

Independence Day Fruit Flag made in a watermelon

Watermelon Fruit Flag

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 people
Calories 89 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla

Ingredients

  • 1 Watermelon about 14lbs.
  • 16 oz blueberries
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 2 to 3 pears peeled, chopped

Instructions

  1. Mix chopped pears with lemon juice. Set aside.

  2. Cut watermelon in half lengthwise. Set one half aside for another use.

  3. Cut a slice off the bottom of the rind so the watermelon half will be stable on the board.

  4. To make whole for blueberries: Cut out about a four to six inch corner of the watermelon.

  5. Using a spoon, scoop out the watermelon and set aside.

  6. To create a wall around the blueberries. Cut a 1/4 inch border around the blueberry hole.

  7. Fill hole with blueberries.

  8. Cut around the outside of the remaining of the watermelon.

  9. Slice remaining watermelon lengthwise into four rows.

  10. Cut watermelon row into chunks. Scoop out.

  11. Make the first "stripe" by filling watermelon with a row of chopped watermelon.

  12. Next make a "stripe" of chopped pears.

  13. Repeat with a stripe of watermelon and pears.

  14. Cover and refrigerate until serving.

Recipe Notes

I calculated  5 Weight Watcher Smartpoints.

Nutrition Facts
Watermelon Fruit Flag
Amount Per Serving
Calories 89
% Daily Value*
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 17g
Protein 1g 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Also find Food Done Light videos on You tube.

Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie

But wait, there is more. Check out these deliciously, healthy watermelon recipes:

 Watermelon Dark Chocolate Sorbet www.fooddonelight.com Watermelon Dark Chocolate Sorbet

Watermelon Gazpacho www.fooddonelight.com

Watermelon Gazpacho

I have to make this! Grilled Smoky Watermelon with Dijon Vinaigrette www.fooddonelight.com

Grilled Smoky Watermelon with Dijon Vinaigrette

Food Done Light is on a mission to keep passion for food but find ways to fit it into a healthy life and hopefully, along the way, change eating habits for good. Healthy living one bite at a time is our motto. You will find heart healthy recipes with Weight Watcher points, and most of all the recipes are delicious. Just ask the Food Done Light family which includes my husband, 10-year-old daughter, Lucy, our 8 yr old Golden Retriever, and Stella, our 13-year-old cat. Find Food Done Light on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter.

Watermelon Fruit Flag - American Flag, red white and blue

Comments

  1. Wow, this looks yummy , and so many ideas to use the rest of the melon. Never thought of pickled watermelon rind, or freezing the juice!
  2. Gosh so gorgeous and healthy looking. Will show my son the video on how to cut the watermelon. It's his favourite fruit
  3. Looks like a fun DIY, delicious recipe full of flavors and colors!
  4. So many ideas with watermelon, I love your flag. Healthy and refreshing.
  5. Love this simple, healthy dessert. It's so perfect for Independence Day!
  6. That is totally cute!!

Trackbacks

Speak Your Mind

*