Fruit Salad

There’s nothing like a bowl of fresh, sweet fruit salad in the summer. No one really needs a recipe for fruit salad, but here are some ideas to get you started.

Fruits to Mix and Match

  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Bananas
  • Berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries…)
  • Cherries
  • Coconut
  • Grapefruit
  • Grapes
  • Kiwi
  • Mango
  • Melon (watermelon, cantaloupe…)
  • Nectarines
  • Oranges
  • Papaya
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Pineapple
  • Plums


  • Remove the seeds from watermelons, citrus fruits, etc. – fruit salad is a lot more pleasant when you don’t have to spit seeds out after every bite. Using seedless grapes will save some work.
  • Soft fruits like bananas should be laid on top; mixing them in might cause them to become mushy.
  • A sprinkling of lemon juice will keep fruits from turning brown.
  • Don’t use too much pineapple, as tongues often start hurting after eating a lot of this very acidic fruit.
  • For a bit of protein, add some chopped nuts like walnuts or pecans.

Suggested Toppings & Accompaniments

  • Citrus juice (lemon, lime, orange)
  • Cottage cheese
  • Fresh cream (plain or sweetened)
  • Honey
  • Sour cream (plain or sweetened)
  • Sugar (brown or white)
  • Vinegar (e.g., raspberry or mild balsamic)
  • Whipped cream
  • Yogurt


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