Mojito Blueberry & Watermelon Salad


Inspired by the classic mojito cocktail, this festive and healthy fruit salad gets zing from rum, lime and mint. The optional piment d'Espelette--a sweet, spicy ground pepper from the Basque region of France--adds a hint of heat that's a nice contrast to the sweet fruit. Look for this spice at specialty stores, well-stocked markets or online. You could also swap in chile-lime seasoning blend (such as Tajín) for a similar subtle kick or omit the spice altogether. Feel free to skip the rum if you prefer an alcohol-free salad. With or without the rum, this salad has summertime backyard BBQ written all over it.

Mojito Blueberry & Watermelon Salad
Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
7 1/2 cups


  • 1 tablespoon rum

  • Zest of 1 lime

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon piment d'Espelette (Optional)

  • 6 cups cubed watermelon

  • 1 cup blueberries

  • ¼ cup chopped mint

  • Lime wedges


  1. Combine rum, lime zest, lime juice, salt and piment d'Espelette (if using) in a large bowl. Add watermelon, blueberries and mint; toss to coat. Let stand for at least 10 minutes (or cover and refrigerate for up to 2 hours). Stir before serving.


To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

68 Calories
0g Fat
16g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 1 1/4 cups
Calories 68
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 1g 3%
Total Fat 0g 0%
Vitamin A 1034IU 21%
Vitamin C 17mg 19%
Folate 10mcg 3%
Sodium 52mg 2%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 1mg 5%
Magnesium 19mg 5%
Potassium 211mg 4%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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