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.
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!
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.)
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.
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.
- White peaches
- 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.
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.
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!
Serve it over yogurt with granola. This recipe also makes a great side dish for brunch.
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.
For a delicious twist, try summer fruit salad over ice cream or with whipped cream.
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