Easy Fruit Salad Recipe

Fruit Salad Recipe

The Spruce Eats / Diana Rattray

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 8 to 10 servings
Yield: 11 to 11 1/2 cups
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
124 Calories
0g Fat
32g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 to 10
Amount per serving
Calories 124
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 86mg 432%
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 314mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This easy fruit salad is naturally sweet, refreshing, and delicious. The salad is summer in a bowl—a mixture of strawberries, blueberries, grapes, citrus fruits, and tropical fruits, with a delightful dressing made with honey and freshly squeezed lime and orange juices. It's the perfect salad for a spring or summer outing or event, or take it to a potluck dinner, shower, or office function.

Feel free to customize the salad with your favorite fruits or make it with fresh local or seasonal fruit. Try some other fruit and berry combinations. Raspberries, peaches, pitted cherries, mandarin oranges, blackberries, and cantaloupe are all good choices. Bright colors and a variety of textures will make your fruit salad a sure winner.

"This easy fruit salad is zingy and fresh, and full of flavor. The 4-ingredient dressing is super bright and brings out the fruit's natural flavors. If you like things on the less sweet side, or your fruit is super ripe, consider adding just a little dressing at a time to control the sweetness. " —Kayla Hoang

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Ingredients

For the Fruit

  • 3 cups hulled, sliced strawberries

  • 2 cups blueberries

  • 2 cups seedless grapes

  • 2 cups pineapple chunks, fresh or canned

  • 2 medium navel oranges, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces

  • 1 cup sliced kiwi

For the Dressing

  • 1/4 cup honey

  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice

  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice

  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lime zest

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    ingredients for fresh fruit salad

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  2. Toss the fruit together in a large serving bowl.

  3. Combine the honey, orange and lime juice, and lime zest, whisk to blend.

    honey lime and orange dressing

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  4. Pour honey-lime dressing over the fruit.

    easy fruit salad with honey and lime dressing

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  5. Toss to coat, and serve immediately.

    fresh fruit salad

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Tips

  • Avoid cutting up apples, pears, or bananas until it's time to serve the salad, and if you think you'll have leftovers, toss the apples, pears, and bananas with lemon or orange juice, and serve them on the side.
  • Rinse all fruits thoroughly, and check blueberries for stems.
  • Slice or cube fruit into uniform bite-sized pieces.
  • Fresh fruits are best, but there is an exception: drained canned pineapple chunks or rings. Canned pineapple retains its bright color and excellent flavor.

Recipe Variations

  • Instead of honey, use maple syrup, golden syrup, or agave nectar.
  • For a twist on the fruit salad, add 2 cups of plain or vanilla yogurt to the dressing mixture.
  • Swap out pineapple chunks with mango chunks or cantaloupe.

How to Store

  • Be sure to follow food safety precautions: Keep the fruit salad refrigerated within 2 hours of cutting, and keep refrigerated until ready to serve. If the fruit will be served in setting where the temperature is above 90 F, serve it from a cooler or nestle the bowl in a larger bowl of ice (refresh the ice often) at 40 F or colder.
  • Discard any fruit that has been left out for over 2 hours.

How can I use leftover fruit salad?

Fresh fruit salad is best served immediately, so try to avoid making more than you will need. After a day or so, some leftover fruits will be mushy and soft, and the flavors of the individual fruits will begin to taste the same. If you do find yourself with leftovers, here are some ideas;

  • Chop or blend some of the leftover fruit, and add it to homemade gelato.
  • Add some of the fruits to your morning oatmeal or dry cereal.
  • Make a fruit smoothie with leftover blueberries or other fruits.
  • Add some of the fruit to ice cube trays and freeze it. Add the frozen fruity cubes to your iced tea or sangria.
  • Spoon leftover fresh fruit salad over pound cake, and top with a dollop of freshly whipped cream or thawed frozen whipped topping.