Warmed Berries with Honey and Fresh CheeseYou may adapt this dessert to your taste by adjusting the blend of berries, the amount of honey, or even the amount of cheese. The idea is luxury in the amount of berries. Fromage blanc is wonderfully subtle; you can sub Greek yogurt, which is tangier.
Summer Melon and Ham Salad with Burrata and ChileThe musky fruit, salty-sweet ham, and creamy cheese balance one another. If you can't find burrata, substitute fresh mozzarella.
Summer Fig and Watermelon Salad with FetaBalsamic glaze is a syrup of concentrated, cooked-down, sweetened balsamic vinegar. It adds a tangy element to this refreshing salad. Look for it near the vinegar.
Summer Melon SaladBacon in fruit salad isn't weird, trust us. It just makes it sweet-and-salty.
Simply Red Fruit SaladThis juicy, crimson-colored salad uses liquid from boiled cherries, reserved orange juice, lime zest and jam to create a sweet sauce to drizzle over fresh fruit.
Orange-and-Basil Macerated CherriesThis light yet satisfying fruit salad is perfectly paired with Ricotta cheese.
Strawberry-Blueberry RelishSweet berries and jalapeño heat make this a flavorful accompaniment for your favorite grilled fish.
Honeydew Relish SaladMaximize melon flavor in a salad featuring balls or cubes of honeydew, celery, cucumber and grapes tossed in a sweet and tangy vinaigrette.
Honey Custard with BerriesIf you don't have white balsamic vinegar, substitute Champagne vinegar or apple cider vinegar.
Summer Fruit SaladAdd some savory flavor to your sweet fruit salad with avocado, arugula, and cilantro and mix with a bottled poppy seed dressing.
Francie's Fruit SaladYou can make simple but delicious fruit salad using whatever's in season. The secret: candied ginger syrup.
Citrus Salad with Balsamic Honey and PistachiosBlood oranges are a little bit tart, and navels are sweeter. Try a mix of the two for a colorful, tasty combo.
Gin and Maple Macerated BerriesIn this fruit salad, sugar, lime, and gin soften and preserve berries while extracting their natural juices to become a syrupy sauce.
Tropical Fruit SaladEscape on a tropical getaway with this colorful salad bursting with grapes, bananas, pineapple and mango.
Fruit Salad with YogurtTop fresh pineapple, strawberries, grapes and mango with a sweet and creamy Greek yogurt dressing.
Melon Salad with Savory GranolaHeirloom Charentais melons have smooth, gray-green skin and bright orange flesh that is supersweet and fragrant. For a substitute you can use a combination of honeydew melon and cantaloupe.
Melon-and-Strawberry Salad with Spicy Lemongrass SyrupChiles add subtle heat to this exceptional fruit salad. You can use any of the lemongrass syrup left in the bowl for cocktails: just mix a little of it into rum and pour the drink over ice.
Watermelon Salad with Feta and Cucumber PicklesSumac--available at spice stores--adds a subtle piney, tangy note, but don't worry if you can't find it: The salad will still have loads of flavor complexity without it. You could also sub 1 teaspoon of prepared horseradish for the wasabi powder.
Watermelon SaladInstead of offering watermelon wedges at your next cookout, branch out with this sweet and savory watermelon salad featuring cubed watermelon, red onion, kalamata olives, mint, and feta cheese. Even with all the added flavorful ingredients, it still weighs in at only 46 calories per 1/2-cup serving.
Stone Fruit Salad with Toasted AlmondsBalance the sweetness of peaches, plums, nectarines, apricots and cherries with crumbled goat cheese and a white wine vinaigrette.
Fruit Salad with Lemon-Honey DressingToss cantaloupe, pineapple, blueberries and nectarines in a tangy-sweet dressing for a salad that is the essence of summer.
Summertime Fruit Salad with CreamWhipping cream flavored with raspberry-liqueur is the crowning glory for the mixture of fresh berries, cherries, and nectarines and makes this salad special enough to serve as dessert.
Fruit Salad with Citrus-Mint DressingServe this tropical fruit salad of papaya, melon, and kiwifruit as a salad, light breakfast, or healthy dessert. The refreshing mint dressing enhances the flavors of the colorful fruit.
Fruit Salad with Honey-Yogurt SauceAdd honey and lime juice to yogurt for a simple fruit dressing for the fruit. Pineapple, kiwi, banana, and flaked coconut give the salad a tropical flair.
Mango-Strawberry SaladHeighten the bright flavors of strawberries and mango by tossing the fruit in a tangy lime syrup.
Melon, Berry, and Pear Salad with Cayenne-Lemon-Mint SyrupThe ground red pepper provides an unexpected heat that balances the sweetness of the melons, pears and fresh berries.
Layered Fruit Congealed SaladKid-friendly congealed salads are great for summertime entertaining since you can make the recipe a day or two ahead. The sweetened cream cheese layer and the fresh fruit make this salad sweet enough for dessert.