Easiest Fruit Salad Recipe

Yield: 4-6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

Core Fruits

  • 1 cup strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup seedless grapes (red or green, or a mix)
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1 orange, peeled and sectioned (or mandarin oranges)

Optional Additions (add one or more for extra variety)

  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 kiwi, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped mango
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • A few sprigs of fresh mint, finely chopped

Simple Honey-Lime Dressing

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest (optional, but delicious)

Instructions

1. Prepare the fruit: Wash and dry all fruit. Hull and slice the strawberries, halve the grapes (if large), and chop any larger fruits like pineapple or mango.

2. Make the dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together honey, orange juice, lime juice, and lime zest (if using).

3. Assemble the salad: In a large bowl, combine all your chosen fruits.

4. Dress and Toss: Drizzle the honey-lime dressing over the fruit salad and gently toss to coat.

5. Serve & Enjoy! Serve immediately, or chill for a refreshing cold salad.

Tips for the Best Fruit Salad

Use the freshest fruit: The better the quality of your fruit, the tastier your salad. Look for vibrant colors and firm textures.

Cut for consistency: Try to keep fruit pieces roughly the same size for a pleasing presentation and balanced flavors in each bite.

Make it ahead (slightly): This salad can be prepared about an hour ahead, covered, and chilled. Just before serving, toss again and adjust the dressing if needed.

Don’t dress too early: Adding the dressing too far in advance can make the fruit release juices and get a little soggy.

Get Creative!

This is a base recipe – make it your own by

Changing the dressing: Try a poppyseed dressing, a splash of balsamic vinegar, or simply a squeeze of lemon.

Adding nuts: Toss in some chopped pecans, walnuts, or slivered almonds for crunch.

Think Tropical: Go all-in with pineapple, mango, kiwi, and even a sprinkle of shredded coconut.

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