Cool down with a rainbow of ideas for refreshing summertime fruit salads.
A fruit salad is the perfect go-to recipe when you need a beautiful and easy dish for your entertaining table. Loaded with taste and nutrition, brimming with gorgeous jewel-like colors, and quick and easy to assemble, fruit salads are traditional favorites at backyard barbecues, Sunday brunches, and ladies’ luncheons. Make a weeknight meal special and drizzle a simple syrup over a bowl of mixed fruit for a light dessert. Or bump up the flavor in a green salad by tossing in seasonal berries and diced melon. Brighten up a cold winter day with a sweet and sunny citrus salad. Browse your farmers’ market for the sweetest seasonal fruit, but don’t be afraid to use frozen in your salad. It offers the same great taste and nutrition when fresh fruit is not available.
Tipsy Red-and-Yellow Watermelon Salad
This pretty and easy to prepare spiked-fruit salad is guaranteed to be a conversation-stater at your next gathering.
Festive Fresh Fruit Salad with Mint-Lime Simple Syrup
Mint-Lime Simple Syrup may be kept in refrigerator up to 2 weeks. Use leftovers in cocktails and to sweeten iced tea. Or spoon it over any fresh fruit.
Melon and Plum Salad
Recipe: Melon and Plum Salad
Watermelon, honeydew, and plums are dressed with a bold Pepper Jelly Vinaigrette in this fresh salad.
Citrus Salad with Spiced Honey
Recipe: Citrus Salad with Spiced Honey
Use any combination of citrus on hand to compose this vibrant, fresh salad, and present it however you like. No matter how you serve it, sweet and sunny citrus complements any roast or fish.
Fruit Salad with Citrus-Basil Syrup
This fruit salad incorporates a medly of juicy flavors like peaches, plums, and apricots. The zesty citrus-basil syrup makes a perfect finish.
Summer Fruit Salad
Recipe: Summer Fruit Salad
Serve Summer Fruit Salad in short cocktail glasses to show off fresh mango, cilantro, and avocado.
Avocado Fruit Salad
Recipe: Avocado Fruit Salad
Avocado Fruit Salad combines avocado, fruit, and mint for a fresh summer salad. It pairs wonderfully with chicken salad, ham biscuits, and cheeses.
Ginger-and-Lemon Fruit Salad
Recipe: Ginger-and-Lemon Fruit Salad
Adding honey, lemon juice and fresh ginger to your fruit salad gives it extra flavor and zest. Mix in a large bowl and let guests serve themselves.
Watermelon, Mâche, and Pecan Salad
Take two Southern icons, watermelon and toasted pecans, and combine them with slightly sweet, nutty mâche (a tender lettuce), and you have one out-of-this-world salad. And crumbled Gorgonzola adds an unexpected layer of creamy richness. Feel free to substitute your favorite baby lettuce for mâche – it’ll work just fine.
Grilled Peach and Mozzarella Salad
Fresh peaches replace tomatoes in this Southern twist on Insalata Caprese. A drizzle of cilantro vinaigrette spiked with tequila adds the finishing touch.
Layered Fruit Congealed Salad
Recipe: Layered Fruit Congealed Salad
Fresh raspberries are layered atop cream cheese and orange gelatin for a impressive fruit salad. You can serve in a glass or in a traditional bowl.
Recipe: Tomato-and-Watermelon Salad
This surprising salad combination will please your palate. The bright hues and refreshing flavors make Tomato-and-Watermelon Salad the perfect summer side dish.
Fruit Salad with Yogurt
Recipe: Fruit Salad with Yogurt
A fruit salad is always a great way to enjoy fresh fruit. Toss together pineapple, strawberries, grapes, mangoes, and raspberries, and serve with a sweetened yogurt mixture.
Make fruit salad fun by serving it in parfait or martini glasses. It will look just as good as it tastes.