This lip-smacking salute to summertime is a creative cross between a classic banana split and a fruit salad. A scoop of watermelon, fresh berries and a sweet creamy topping produce a red, white and blue finale to any meal. And best of all, you won't have to worry about you dessert melting!
"Each time I serve this light and refreshing desert, it gets rave reviews," comments field editor Edie DeSpain from Logan, Utah. "With three kinds of melon, it's lovely and colorful but so simple to prepare."
"We love all types of melons, so I'm always experimenting with different ways to serve them," writes Bernice Morris of Marshfield, Missouri. "A light dressing brings out the refreshing fruit flavors in this cool salad that's so delightful in warm weather."
"After 40 years of cooking for our family, making meals for two was a big adjustment," remembers Clara Honeyager of Mukwonago, Wisconsin. "This salad is a refreshing treat that I can prepare without a lot of fuss."
Ripe from the craft patch, this easy-to-carve watermelon truly says "summer." Unlike other versions that simply feature a scalloped edge, this includes a unique fruit design on the side and an easy handle at the top. But you don't need to stock up on supplies to make it. Just grab a few basic tools from your kitchen and craft area and start carving. In no time, you'll have a handy bowl that has all the fun of the season etched right into it! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
My four year old twin grandchildren love to cook and create in the kitchen with me. Last summer, the three of us were experimenting with watermelon and cheese and that's where this recipe began. It's great for neighborhood gatherings, picnics or as a healthy snack on a hot summer day. —Gwendolyn Vetter, Rogers, Minnesota