Summer Fruit Salad

  • By KJ

Summer Fruit Salad is a bright medley of the best produce summer has to offer. Ripe peaches mingle with sweet strawberries, tangy pineapple, and juicy watermelon. Add some grapes and blueberries and top it off with a refreshing dressing of citrus and honey, and you’ll have a fruit salad bursting with flavor.

You can serve this versatile dish with any meal…or even as a dessert! It’s also great for for a crowd (thinking about all of those summer bbq’s!). Healthy never tasted so sweet.

A bowl of Summer Fruit Salad ready to be served and enjoyed.

Summer Fruit Salad is a bright medley of the best produce summer has to offer. Ripe peaches mingle with sweet strawberries, tangy pineapple, and juicy watermelon. Add some grapes and blueberries and top it off with a refreshing dressing of citrus and honey, and you’ll have a fruit salad bursting with flavor.

You can serve this versatile dish with any meal…or even as a dessert! It’s also great for for a crowd (thinking about all of those summer bbq’s!). Healthy never tasted so sweet.

A bowl of Summer Fruit Salad ready to be served and enjoyed.

Why KJ Loves Summer Fruit Salad

A sweet and wonderful combination of all the fresh, juicy Summer fruits in one? Count me in! I love effortless this Summer Fruit Salad is, but yet so flavorful and fresh. This is the perfect recipe to use to take advantage of all that wonderful, sweet Summer fruit that is so readily available this time of the year. Plus, it doesn’t even require any cooking! It’s a simple, yet delicious side dish that is perfect for any dinner, bbq or even poolside snack. Let the fresh fruit shine in this recipe!

All of the fruit needed for Summer Fruit Salad in separate bowls prior to assembly.

Do I Really Need a Recipe for Summer Fruit Salad?

You may not neeed it…But if you’re bored with the stereotypical apples-and-bananas fruit salad, you’ll want this recipe.

This fruit salad is an elevated version of a summer staple. The perfect medley of fruit is tossed with a citrusy, bright dressing that takes this dish to the next level. 

Summer fruit salad tastes just peachy. Berry good. It’s a one-in-a-melon recipe. (Ok, we’re done now.) 

All of the fruit for Summer Fruit Salad in a large bowl prior to being dressed and combined.

The Best Summer Fruit 

Watermelon – Cut into a fresh, red melon. Or buy it pre-cut at the grocery store. Easier to carry. Easier to prepare! You could even grab one of those mini watermelons for easier cutting and portions!

Peaches – Skin on or peeled, whichever you prefer! We love the vibrant color of the peach skins. Plus they’re high in fiber and antioxidants. 

Grapes – Red or green? If you have a strong preference, go with it. But we believe there’s room for both! 

Blueberries – Grab a container of fresh blueberries at your grocery store, or substitute blackberries. (You can also do both!)

Strawberries – Juicy red strawberries look gorgeous in this fruit salad.

Dressing: Orange juice, honey, lime zest – Whisk everything together for a fruit salad dressing that brightens the flavor and brings out the best in each fruit.

The ingredients for the dressing for the Summer Fruit Salad prior to mixing.

Mixing It Up

Don’t have all of these ingredients on hand? It’s ok to upset the fruit basket. Here are some swaps that work well with the other flavors in this summer fruit salad recipe. 

  • Cantaloupe
  • Pineapple
  • Kiwi
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Plums
  • White peaches
  • Mango
  • Bananas
  • Honeydew melon

Summer Fruit Salad With Mint

Tear up a few tablespoons of mint and mix it into the summer fruit salad for a refreshing, cool balance to the fruity flavors.

A bowl of dressing for Summer Fruit Salad.

Time it Right

If you’re using bananas, make sure you wait until the last minute to add them in, to keep them from turning brown. 

For the perfect summer fruit salad, make the recipe the day before and store the salad in the refrigerator, so all the flavors have time to mingle. 

When you take the fruit salad out of the fridge, serve it right away.

A close-up photo of all the fruit for Summer Fruit Salad before being mixed together.

Ways to Serve Summer Fruit Salad

Whip up several servings and use summer fruit salad in several different ways. It can play multiple roles in your menu for the week!

Breakfast

Serve it over yogurt with granola. This recipe also makes a great side dish for brunch.

Lunch

Toss the fruit with some fresh lettuce for a fruit salad salad…fruit salad². Add some chicken if you’d like. You may want to double the dressing and drizzle it over the top.

Dessert

For a delicious twist, try summer fruit salad over ice cream or with whipped cream.

A close-up photo of the dressed and combined Summer Fruit Salad.

Looking for other Summer Recipes? Check these out!

Summer Sangria

Grilled Asian Flank Steak with Pineapple Salsa

Chipotle Jack Burgers

 

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A bowl of Summer Fruit Salad ready to be served and enjoyed.

Summer Fruit Salad


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  • Author: KJ & Company - Kate Poskochil
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

Description

Summer Fruit Salad is a bright medley of the best produce summer has to offer. Ripe peaches mingle with sweet strawberries, tangy pineapple, and juicy watermelon. Add some grapes and blueberries and top it off with a refreshing dressing of citrus and honey, and you’ll have a fruit salad bursting with flavor.

You can serve this versatile dish with any meal…or even as a dessert! It’s also great for for a crowd (thinking about all of those summer bbq’s!). Healthy never tasted so sweet.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 cups watermelon, cubed
  • 3 peaches, cored and sliced
  • 2 cups grapes
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries
  • 2 cups strawberries, quartered
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest

Instructions

  1. Add the watermelon, peaches, grapes, blueberries and strawberries to a large bowl.
  2. In a separate, smaller bowl, whisk together the orange juice, honey and lime zest.
  3. Pour the dressing over the fruit and gently toss to combine.
  4. Serve immediately, or refrigerate for up to 1-2 days in advance and serve cold. For the best result, I recommend refrigerating it at least an hour before serving so that the flavors can combine together. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Buy the fruit whole and cut it up yourself, or buy pre-chopped fruit to make it go faster!
  • Other fruit substitutions that work as well in this recipe: pineapple, cantelope, kiwi, raspberries, blackberries, plums, mango or banana.
  • Nutritional information for this recipe is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Side Dishes
  • Method: No-bake

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 88
  • Sugar: 18.6g
  • Sodium: 2mg
  • Fat: 0.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.9g
  • Fiber: 2.7g
  • Protein: 1.4g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: Summer Fruit Salad

A close-up photo of the watermelon in the Summer Fruit Salad.

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