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Quick and Easy Summer Fruit Salad Recipe

Looking for the perfect fresh summer fruit salad? This is one of the best fruit salad recipes that would be great to serve on a warm summer day.

What is better than a classic fruit salad? I have been eating fruit salad since forever but this is the first time I’ve really loved making one! Not sure what is better than cut fruit with a little bit of cool whip on a hot summer day.

When you think about it, there are so many ways to male fruit salad, you can make a tropical fruit salad, a honey lime fruit salad, or even a pina colada fruit salad.

There are even Mexican recipes, Italian recipes, Chinese recipes, Japanese recipes and Thai recipes. There are so many different fruit cocktail ideas from all over the world! There are even several versions of a winter fruit salad.

What type of fruit do I need for this perfect summer fruit salad?

2 pints strawberries, hulled, halved and sliced.

2 cups green grapes, halved

2 cups red grapes, halved

1 cup blueberries, optional

Fresh mint leaves for garnish 

What ingredients do I need to put this easy fruit salad recipe together?

1/2 to 1 cup sugar

Orange Juice from 1 Orange

Orange Zest From 1 orange

1 tsp vanilla, optional 

Grab a large cutting board and those summer fruits, plus a large glass bowl (because seeing the beautiful fruits in a clear glass bowl makes it so pretty!).

When do I serve this awesome summer fruit salad?

This is actually one of my favorite brunch recipes, it’s great to serve as a side dish or as an appetizer. Even though there is a little added sugar it’s still considered one of my favorite healthy recipes. Plus if you have any one with a sweet tooth, it’s a great way to substitute for your favorite cake.

Believe it or not some fruit salad recipes call for heavy cream, light syrup, orange poppy seed syrup, sour cream, brown sugar, lemon zest, maple syrup, lime juice, pineapple juice or even honey lime dressing.

This is a good fruit salad that is made with a simple dressing and your favorite fruits! The good this about this healthy food is that you can pair it with something sweet like vanilla ice cream or dairy-free yogurt.

You can use a variety of fruits if you wanted something else in particular. It’s one of those easy recipes that you can sub different fruits for. As long as they are ripe fruits, it will likely work. The good thing is that you can store any leftovers in an airtight container to eat the next day.

If you are looking for the perfect way to celebrate, grab your ingredient checklist and make this amazing recipe!

Quick and Easy Summer Fruit Salad Recipe
Yield: 10-12 servings

Quick and Easy Summer Fruit Salad Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This classic fruit salad recipe is super easy to make with fresh berries and a yummy sauce to bring it all together.


  • Ingredients
  • 1/2 to 1 cup sugar
  • Zest and juice of 1 orange 1 tsp vanilla, optional
  • Fruit:
  • Fruit Salad
  • 2 pints strawberries, hulled, halved and sliced. 2 cups green grapes, halved
  • 2 cups red grapes, halved
  • 1 cup blueberry, optional
  • Fresh mint leaves for garnish


  1. Place the sugar, water, orange zest, juice and vanilla in a small pan and stir to dissolve the sugar. 
  2. If it’s a big Orange reduce the amount of water being added to 1/2 cup. 
  3. Bring to a boil. Turn the heat to low and simmer for about 15 minutes to thicken.
  4. Set aside to cool.
  5. Prepare all the fruit in a large bowl, pour the cooled syrup over the top and toss together. Garnish with mint leaves and chill until ready to serve. 

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 119Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 15mgCarbohydrates 30gFiber 3gSugar 25gProtein 1g

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