Easy Fruit Sides

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From fresh fruit salad recipes to creamy fluff desserts, there are so many ways to incorporate fruit.

While we did have a hard time narrowing it down, here are some great sides that will liven up your spread and keep fruit front and center this season.

prep bowls full of fruit for fruit salad.

Fruit Sides of all Kinds

No matter what you are looking for, dips, appetizers, or desserts, I have gathered some of my favorite fruit based side dish recipes that will please your palate and your plate.

  • Under the Sea Mermaid Honey Lime Fruit Salad| Finding Zest: Your kids won’t think twice about diving into this naturally sweet fruit flavor. You use cookie cutters to make it look like an under the sea adventure in shaped fruit. 
  • Watergate Salad | Salty Side Dish: Just like grandma used to make, Watergate pistachio salad is a sweet and southern side dish paired with whipped topping and pineapple. A perfect green dessert!
  • Hawaiian Cheesecake Salad| Salty Side Dish: This is a great tropical fruit salad that has a creamy cheesecake filling.
  • Honey Mint Orange Slices| Finding Zest: Serve this up for a brunch or dinner party for a stunning display but also you get that citrus flavor with a hint of sweet and mint for a tasty fruit side. 
  • Ambrosia Salad| Salty Side Dish: A classic old fashioned fruit salad dish that is perfection. Fresh whipped cream, Greek Yogurt, fresh fruit, nuts and more. 
  • Fruit Salad Fluff with Cool Whip | Salty Side Dish: a delicious dessert side dish that you can make ahead this holiday season. Full flavors with chunks of banana, mandarin oranges and pineapples and fun mini marshmallows.
  • Patriotic Salad| Live Love Texas: Mix of berries with an orange vinaigrette that blends the flavors and helps bring out the natural sweetness in the fruit. 
  • Peach Caprese Salad | Salty Side Dish: Whether you are serving up a small salad plate or a whole bowl, combining authentic Caprese salad recipe ingredients with fresh summer peaches is just divine. 
  • Hearty Fruit and Nut Salad| Two Healthy Kitchens: Crisp tart apples, fresh grapes, a Greek Yogurt sauce mixed with some cinnamon for a very refreshing fruit salad. All the textures work well together in this salad. 
  • Grape Salad| Salty Side Dish: This is a creamy, tart, sweet, and crunchy salad is a summer side must.
  • Red, White, and Blue Salad| The Slow Roasted Italian: Bananas, strawberries, and blueberries paired with a cream cheese based dressing that is very sweet and energizing with each bite. 
  • Snickers Salad | Salty Side Dish: Snicker apple salad with sweet and tart green apples, whipped topping and hoards of Snickers candy bars, will have the kids asking for more.
  • Blueberry Jello Salad | Salty Side Dish: Old fashioned Jell-O Salad gets an upgrade with delicious blueberry pie filling and a homemade cream cheese frosting.

List of most common fruits used in fruit sides

  1. Apples
  2. Bananas
  3. Blueberries
  4. Cherries
  5. Cranberries
  6. Grapes
  7. Kiwis
  8. Mangoes
  9. Nectarine
  10. Pears
  11. Pineapple
  12. Plums
  13. Strawberries
  14. Watermelon
bowl full of cut and diced fruit.

One Comment

  1. Kim Demmon says:

    Thank you for including my recipe!

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