This Easy Fruit Salad recipe is made with fresh blueberries, strawberries, grapes, clementines, kiwis, and mint tossed with a sweet citrus dressing. Quick and simple to make, it’s the perfect fresh fruit salad for afternoon snacks, BBQ side dishes, potlucks, and everything in between!
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Why You’ll Love This Easy Fruit Salad
Living in the Midwest, fresh fruit salad is a staple at all spring and summer gatherings. If you’ve never tried it, you’re seriously missing out! Everyone seems to have their one take on the dish. However, this easy fruit salad is our absolute fave. Here’s why:
- It’s vibrant, colorful, and sweet.
- Whole food ingredients are all you need.
- It’s loaded with fiber and nutrients to keep you full.
- You can toss it all together in minutes!
Ingredients You’ll Need
For this easy fruit salad, we take advantage of all the fresh produce available when the weather warms and incorporate as many colors as possible. Here’s everything you’ll need:
For the Fresh Fruit Salad
- Green Grapes
- Fresh Mint
For the Dressing
- Orange Juice
- Lemon Juice
Feel free to mix and match different ingredients to make this easy fruit salad your own! For instance, other great ingredients to include are:
- Red Grapes
- Mandarin Oranges
How to Make the Best Fresh Fruit Salad
Recipes don’t get easier than this fruit salad recipe! Here’s how to toss it all together:
- Combine. Wash, chop, and prepare the fruit, and add it all to a large mixing bowl.
- Create the Dressing. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the dressing.
- Toss. Pour the dressing over the fresh fruit salad, and gently toss to combine the ingredients making sure the fruit is completely coated.
Tips and Tricks
Whether you’re looking for ways to make this recipe even easier or simply want to enhance the flavor even more, take a look at a few of our favorite tips and tricks below!
- Use Fresh Fruit. For the strongest flavor and most vibrant color, use the ripest, freshest fruit you can find.
- Chop Evenly. For easy eating and better visual appeal, chop your fruit into pieces that are roughly the same size.
- Include Herbs. We include fresh mint to provide a refreshing contrast to the sweetness of the dish, but you could also include basil, lemongrass, or lavender for a slightly different taste.
- Switch Up the Sweetener. Honey is used to sweeten the dressing for this easy fruit salad recipe, but you could also include maple syrup, granulated sugar, brown sugar, or Stevia to suit your preferences and needs.
- Add a Topping. Feel free to add a dollop of whipped cream, Greek yogurt, Cool Whip, or even marshmallows for a creamy texture and an even sweeter flavor!
- Create Crunch. If you want a little contrast to the soft texture of the fruit, mix in chopped nuts like almonds, walnuts, or pecans.
Easy Fruit Salad Common Questions
For the best results, eat your fresh fruit salad right away. However, if you plan on making it ahead of time, be sure to keep it covered in an airtight container, and add an extra splash of lemon juice to prevent the fruit from oxidizing.
We do not recommend using frozen fruit for this recipe, because it’s likely to become watery and soggy once thawed.
If you want to make this recipe in advance, it can be transferred to an airtight container and stored in the fridge for up to 3-4 days depending on the freshness of your fruit. Just be sure to give it a good toss before you serve to redistribute the dressing!
More Easy Fruit-Filled Recipes
Looking for more tasty ways to use your fresh fruit? Don’t miss out on the recipes below!
- Frozen Fruit Yogurt Cups
- Fruit Salad Lettuce Cups
- Strawberry Crisp with Oat Crumble
- Easy Peach Strawberry Cobbler
Easy Fruit Salad Recipe
For the Fruit Salad:
- 2 cups fresh blueberries
- 2 cups fresh strawberries chopped
- 2 cups green grapes sliced in half
- 6 clementines peeled and segmented
- 4 kiwis peeled and chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh mint chopped
For the Dressing:
- 1/3 cup orange juice
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 Tablespoons honey
- In a large bowl, add all the fruit.
- In a separate small bowl, whisk the orange juice, lemon juice, and honey until smooth.
- Pour the dressing over the fruit salad, and toss to combine. Add the fresh mint, and toss again.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.