Cookie Cutter Fruit Salad

Last week I stumbled across this image, and I immediately volunteered to bring a fruit salad to our friends’ Independence Day cookout. I tried to go for a red, white and blue theme, but unfortunately I couldn’t think of any white fruit to include.*

I’d like to make watermelon hearts for Valentine’s day, cantaloupe jack-o’-lanterns for Halloween, and honeydew shamrocks for St. Patty’s day. What a great excuse to expand my cookie cutter collection! The tricky part will be finding the right colored melon in time for each holiday.

cookie cutter watermelon fruit salad

* I just thought of a white fruit—white raspberries. Oh well, it’s too late now!


  1. Shawn

    Pinneapple is kind of white when compared to the reds, maybe… Your salad looks yummy and patriotic too.

    1. Sari

      cute! im already trying to see what to make that is healthy for a project and you just gave me a idea! but im going to put a twist to it

    1. Wit & Whistle Post author

      Haha! Alissa I almost deleted this because I thought for sure it was a weird spam comment. Then I googled lychees. I have never seen those before! I have to find some to try.

    2. Alissa

      So sorry! I guess I should have explained myself more – but I’m from Florida, and I forget that we use a lot of weird ingredients down here that no one else has heard of. :)

      Lychees are DELICIOUS! Very tropical, very sweet, but a little bit of work to get them out of their red-shell-things. Although, I’m pretty sure that you can buy them canned as well, if they aren’t local to your area. If you do, save the “juice” in the can and use it to make a lychee martini!

    3. Wit & Whistle Post author

      They sound amazing! If I can’t find them fresh I will definitely keep an eye out for the canned variety. Thanks for introducing me to a new fruit!

    1. Karen

      Yes, jicama is what I came up with, too. I’m definitely doing this salad! Thank you for the inspiration!

  2. Jessi

    Or Lychee’s that would of worked well in the red blue and white salad! or apples with the rind off – which you could use your cookie cutter on too!

  3. Catherine

    Yes! Lychee and/or Longan’s (similar to lychee) are super yummy and white!! Which is perfect for your “white” because they’re typically best from mid-June to mid-July. You can always find them canned at an Asian market or even the Asian aisle at your local grocers. Thanks for this fun and yummy idea! Can’t wait till this Fourth of July!! :)

  4. Beth

    Did you use all same size star cookie cutter? I have set with 1.5″ to 4 ” and wondering if that would look good in diff sizes. Love this idea!

    1. Amanda (wit & whistle) Post author

      I used all the same size since I only have one start cookie cutter. It would look great with different sizes!

  5. Barbara

    Carambola (star fruit) when cut crosswise are a natural star shape and an off-white color. Asian pears also come to mind with their creamy colored crunchiness might make a lovely white stripe element for the salad. On the other hand, this salad the way it is shown really appeals to me!

  6. Austin

    Okay! I’ve tried posting the image with the link to your page on my blog and it isn’t working! Is this something you have in your setup? I’d love to feature this amazing fruit salad on my blog for the 4th of July! Please? Thank you1 :D Just let me know if there’s a way to backlink!

  7. Teacher

    Silly question, but here goes …
    How do you slice the watermelon before using the cookie cutters. This is a great looking fruit salad and I want to use it for our 4th of July cookout.
    Thanks in advance.

  8. Paula

    I found frozen, pealed, sliced apples at Gordon Food Service that I’m going to be putting in this for the white.

    1. Amanda (wit & whistle) Post author

      Nope I didn’t add any dressing. Although I’m sure it would have been delicious with a little bee vomit stirred in. :)

  9. Lori

    Ok, I see someone asked how to slice the water melon before using the cookie cutters. But the she saw the original post? I have the same question, and I don’t see an original post. How DO you slice the watermelon first? :)

    1. Amanda (wit & whistle) Post author

      Just slice it like you would normally cut a watermelon to get triangle shaped slices. I cut mine into quarters and then slice each quarter. Then I punched out stars from the slices. All the pieces won’t be star shaped, you’ll have plenty of scraps leftover. Just put those on the bottom of your bowl.

  10. Terri H

    I love your salad, I have a 4th of july breakfast with my family, I try to do everything in Red, white and blue, my ice cubes are stars with red cranberry juice with blue berries froze in the center, then i do white cranberry juice so it looks red white and blue. I do a layered jellow that red, white and blue, I like you try to do something on every holiday! I even do lights around my front door to match the holiday! so much fun, love your ideas!!!

  11. Meg

    It’s been a while since you posted this. You may have come up with the white fruit already, but if not, What about apples? Or not a fruit, but marshmallows? Just a thought.
    Love the idea though!!!
    Very cute.

  12. LindaLu

    Loving the beautiful salad!! As festive-looking as it is tasty!!! Just a bonus to know it’s as good for you as it looks! Thanks for sharing.

  13. MiMi

    The salad looks amazing I can’t to try it! I’m thinking about using coconut flakes to add a bit of white to salad!

  14. Susan

    White peaches. Yes, yellow is the most common, I’ve seen white peaches since I was little( age – don’t go there) and all the yeeeaaars I worked in grocery stores.

  15. Runjhun

    You could also cut out the tiniest shapes out of the most tender coconut you find for a tropical twist. Another alternate I can think of is dragon fruit…delicious contrast to offset berries :)

  16. jane reardon

    what is the white balls in the heart salad . We are going to make this for our students lunch for Valentine’s Thanks Jane

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