Watermelon Fruit Salad Bowl


Lightly sweetened melons, grapes and tropical fruits are served in a carved watermelon-rind 'bowl'. Try cutting a scalloped, or sawtooth, rim around the edge of the watermelon for a special presentation.

Prep Time:
55 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
20 servings


  • 1 large watermelon

  • 1 cantaloupe, halved and seeded

  • 1 honeydew melon, halved and seeded

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans mandarin oranges, drained

  • 2 (20 ounce) cans pineapple chunks, drained

  • 2 cups halved fresh strawberries

  • 2 cups seedless grapes

  • ½ cup water

  • ¼ cup SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated

  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest


  1. With a large, sharp knife, remove the top 1/4 section of the watermelon. With a melon baller, scoop flesh from inside of watermelon, removing as many seeds as possible. Leave 1/2 inch of flesh inside the shell of the watermelon. Scoop cantaloupe and honeydew in the same manner, removing as much flesh as possible, and discarding the rinds. Refrigerate fruits separately until ready to assemble.

  2. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, bring water and SPLENDA® Granulated Sweetener to a boil. Remove from heat, and continue stirring until SPLENDA® Granulated Sweetener has completely dissolved. Add lemon zest, and set aside to cool.

  3. To serve, place watermelon balls, cantaloupe, honeydew, oranges, pineapple, strawberries, and grapes, in a large mixing bowl. Pour syrup over, and toss thoroughly. Transfer mixture to watermelon bowl, and serve. Set aside any fruit mixture that will not fit. There will be enough fruit to refill the bowl.


This is a reduced sugar version of a recipe originally submitted by an Allrecipes home cook.

Serving Size: 2 cups fruit salad

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

171 Calories
1g Fat
43g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 171
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 24mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 38g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 75mg 377%
Calcium 41mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 683mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.