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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.

Quick and Easy Summer Fruit Salad Recipe

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. Celebrate the bounty of summer with our colorful, Healthy Summer Fruit Salad. Packed with a variety of fresh, juicy fruits and a zingy citrus-mint dressing, this salad is a refreshing side dish, snack, or dessert. Its vibrant flavors, inviting aroma, and beautiful presentation make it a must-have for your summer menu.

Quick and Easy Summer Fruit Salad Recipe

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.


1. Can I use frozen fruits? While fresh fruits are the best for this recipe, you can use frozen fruits if fresh ones are unavailable. Make sure to thaw and drain them thoroughly to prevent a soggy salad.

2. Can I add any other ingredients? Absolutely! Feel free to customize this salad with your favorite fruits, or add some nuts, seeds, or cheese for extra texture and flavor.

3. Can I prepare it in advance? You can prep the fruits and dressing in advance, but it’s best to mix them together just before serving to keep the fruits fresh and crisp.

Tips and Tricks:

  1. Cut the fruits into uniform sizes for a nice presentation and easy eating.
  2. To keep the fruits from browning, toss them in a little lemon juice.
  3. Serve the fruit salad chilled for the most refreshing taste.

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

Quick and Easy Summer Fruit Salad Recipe

  • 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?

Quick and Easy Summer Fruit Salad Recipe

  • 1/2 to 1 cup sugar
  • Orange Juice from 1 Orange
  • Orange Zest From 1 orange
  • 1 tsp vanilla, optional 


  1. Tropical Fruit Salad: Use a combination of mango, pineapple, kiwi, and coconut for a tropical twist.
  2. Berry Delight: Mix different types of berries like strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries.
  3. Melon Medley: Combine different types of melon such as watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew.

Where to Serve:

This Healthy Summer Fruit Salad is versatile enough for any occasion – from backyard BBQs and picnic lunches to brunch parties and dinner desserts. It’s also a perfect snack to cool down on a hot summer day or a light dessert to finish off a heavy meal.


Store the fruit salad in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. Keep in mind that some fruits might soften and release juices over time.

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.

Common Problems and How to Avoid Them:

  1. Fruit Salad Turns Soggy: This might happen if the fruits are overripe or if the salad sits for too long. Use fresh, ripe fruits and mix the salad just before serving.
  2. Dressing is Too Tart or Sweet: Adjust the citrus and honey in the dressing according to the sweetness of the fruits and your personal preference.
  3. Browning of Fruits: Certain fruits like apples and pears brown quickly when cut. To avoid this, toss them in a bit of lemon juice.

Topping Options:

While the salad is delicious on its own, you can top it with a dollop of Greek yogurt, a scoop of cottage cheese, a handful of granola, or a drizzle of honey for added flavor and texture.

Quick and Easy Summer Fruit Salad Recipe ingredients

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.

Quick and Easy Summer Fruit Salad RecipeThis 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.

Quick and Easy Summer Fruit Salad Recipe

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

Our Healthy Summer Fruit Salad recipe is a celebration of summer’s freshest produce. The variety of fruits provides a symphony of flavors – sweet, tart, and juicy – while the citrus-mint dressing adds a bright, refreshing note that ties everything together. This recipe is not only a feast for the taste buds but also a nutrition powerhouse, packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber. It’s simple to put together, adaptable to what’s in season or your personal liking, and always a crowd-pleaser with its beautiful, colorful presentation. 

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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