Summer Celebration Fruit Bowls

  • 15 minutes
  • 10 cups
  • Medium
  • Cheap


1 medium watermelon

1 cantaloupe

1 pound jicama, peeled and cut into ½-inch dice (5 cups)

2 cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and cut into ½-inch dice (2 cups)

2 cups strawberries, trimmed

¼ cup fresh mint, roughly chopped

¼ cup fresh lime juice

½ pinch Tajin Seasoning or chili powder for dusting (optional)


Cut the watermelon in half, and use a melon baller to scoop out about 7 cups of melon balls. Next, scoop out the melon scraps and clean the watermelon halves. Cut a small slice off the base of each half so they can stand upright as serving bowls.

Cut the cantaloupe in half; scoop out the seeds. Use a melon baller to scoop out the cantaloupe into balls. Clean the inside of the cantaloupe shells, and slice off the base so they can stand as serving bowls.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the melon balls, jicama, cucumber, strawberries, mint, and lime juice; toss well.

Transfer the mixture into the prepared melon bowls, and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Before serving, lightly sprinkle Tajin or chili powder (if using) over fruit bowls.