This 4th of July Fruit and Cheese Platter is just what any 4th of July party needs to make it festive and colorful.
One of my favorite things about 4th of July is making all the food for the party. I especially love making things that are red, white, and blue in keeping with the theme.
This fruit and cheese platter is super easy to put together, which makes it perfect for your barbecue or party. It goes well with all the other accouterments of a 4th of July meal, like this shredded chicken, baby back ribs, and chicken wings.
When you’re on a low-carb diet, it can be difficult to find things to make that you can enjoy and your family will also love. No one’s going to complain about this being low carb.
How to Make a 4th of July Fruit Platter
To make this platter, you’ll need:
- A large rectangular platter (white or patriotic preferred)
- Feta cheese
To save time, you can cube the feta and watermelon ahead of time and plate it when you’re ready.
Start by laying down the arugula over the whole platter. Then add the center row of watermelon, so you can be sure to center everything on the plate. Build out from there with a row of feta on either side, then another row of watermelon on either side of the feta.
Finally, add the blueberries in a neat box shape in the upper left corner.
This salad doesn’t require a dressing. It’s very simple.
How Many Carbs in Watermelon?
A half-cup of diced watermelon contains 5.5g of carbs. It’s not the fruit with the least carbs per serving, but it’s not bad, either. Watermelon is packed with vitamin A, vitamin C, beta-carotene, and lycopene, so you’ll be getting lots of healthy vitamins.
Do be sure to mind the serving size though. It can be easy to overeat watermelon, especially on a hot day. Gravitate more to the feta to get your healthy fats in!
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Festive 4th of July Fruit Platter
- 2 cups arugula
- 1 cup blueberries
- 4 cups seedless watermelon cut in 1" cubes (approximately half a medium melon)
- 16 oz feta cheese cut in 1" cubes
- Cube the watermelon and feta cheese. You can store these in separate containers until ready to plate.
- On a large rectangular platter, spread the arugula out evenly. Starting with the center line, spread the watermelon in a thin line. Spread the feta in a line below the watermelon, then follow with another line of watermelon below the feta.
- Place the blueberries in a square on the left, about 1/3 of the way into the platter. Then add another line of feta cheese above the center line of watermelon and the final line of watermelon above that.
- The salad will keep in a cool place for up to 3 hours.
- If there are leftovers, be sure to store each component separately.
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