Fruit Salad Recipes

Fresh summer fruit, delicious fall fruits, and perfect winter fruits help create some of the best fruit salads of the season. Whether you are looking for the marshmallow filled fluff, a layered fruit casserole, or simply a sliced bowl to snack on, here are our favorite fruit salad recipes.

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Ambrosia Salad

Fresh Fruit Salads

Fruit salad is never more healthy than when you allow the full power of its natural flavors to shine through. Aside from cutting fruit into a bowl, here are our picks for the best ways to liven up the plate with fruit sides that need little effort.

Seasonal Fruit Recipe Planning

Understanding what fruits appear which time of the year will help you when altering recipes as well as planning for the expense.

Purchasing fruits out of season can cost a bundle (have you ever tried to buy a strawberry pre-season?) but with the right prep, you can make sure all your fruit recipes don’t cost you a mortgage.

While there are 100s of options, here are the ones we see most often needed for salads.

  • Spring Fruits – Bananas, Blueberries, Cherries, and late spring, Strawberries.
  • Summer Fruits – Peaches, Watermelon, Plums, and Apricots
  • Fall and Winter Fruits – Apples, Cranberries, and Pears

Fruit Fluff Salads

Fluff salad recipes are usually a combination of canned fruit or pie filling, whip topping, marshmallow fluff, or pudding.

These light and sweet side dishes are a welcome addition to balance out a savory plate and are a wonderful summer side kids will gobble up.

Here are some great fruit fluff salad recipes to get started with.


Dessert Fruit Salads

Fruit is widely considered a healthy side dish option for most people but can also be fantastic dessert choice.

You can find a variety of layered fruit desserts like ours shown with blueberries and strawberries, but these types of dishes also come in peach, pineapple, lemon, and grape as well.


Pistachio Pudding

Watergate Salad


How do you make a simple fruit salad?

Choose fruits: Seasonal fruits work best, but if available, we recommend strawberries, blueberries, bananas, apples, and grapes. This group of fruits allows for a lot of bright flavors, colors, and textures. As a side note, bananas become oxidized quite quickly, so add those right before serving for the freshest look.

Wash and slice all fruits:

  • Wash all fruits before cutting.
  • Once washed, cut fruits into bite sized pieces, making sure the sizes are not too large or are choking hazards.
  • Cut them small enough that anyone eating the salad can gather more than one piece of fruit type on the spoon. Take care to cut grapes as they are often a choking hazard when left whole.

Dressing: While its not necessary to add a sweet dressing, its easy to add a squeeze of lemon or lime (which helps preserve fresh fruit) and a bit of granulated white sugar or honey for sweetness.


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