Summer Fruit Salad Recipes

Brighten up your outdoor meals with summer's best fresh fruit salads.

  • Melon, Berry, and Pear Salad with Cayenne-Lemon-Mint Syrup
    Photo: Oxmoor House

    Melon, Berry, and Pear Salad with Cayenne-Lemon-Mint Syrup

    The ground red pepper provides an unexpected heat that balances the sweetness of the melons, pears and fresh berries.
  • Summer Fruit Salad
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Hargett

    Summer Fruit Salad

    Add some savory flavor to your sweet fruit salad with avocado, arugula, and cilantro and mix with a bottled poppy seed dressing.
  • Fruit Salad with Yogurt
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Amy Burke

    Fruit Salad with Yogurt

    Top fresh pineapple, strawberries, grapes and mango with a sweet and creamy Greek yogurt dressing.
  • Melon-and-Strawberry Salad with Spicy Lemongrass Syrup
    Photo: © Hallie Burton

    Melon-and-Strawberry Salad with Spicy Lemongrass Syrup

    Chiles 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
    Douglas Mirriam

    Watermelon Salad

    Take fresh watermelon to the next level by combining it with onion, olives, parsley, mint and feta cheese for a sweet and savory salad.

    Recipe: Watermelon Salad

  • Stone Fruit Salad with Toasted Almonds

    Stone Fruit Salad with Toasted Almonds

    Balance the sweetness of peaches, plums, nectarines, apricots and cherries with crumbled goat cheese and a white wine vinaigrette.

    Recipe: Stone Fruit Salad with Toasted Almonds

  • Honeydew Relish Salad
    Lara Hata

    Honeydew Relish Salad

    Maximize melon flavor in a salad featuring balls or cubes of honeydew, celery, cucumber and grapes tossed in a sweet and tangy vinaigrette.

    Recipe: Honeydew Relish Salad

  • Francie's Fruit Salad
    Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Randy Mon

    Francie's Fruit Salad

    The candied ginger syrup is the secret ingredient in this fresh fruit medley of oranges, kiwi, pineapple, and banana.

    Recipe: Francie's Fruit Salad

  • Fruit Salad with Lemon-Honey Dressing
    Photo: Charles Schiller; Styling: Stephana Bottom

    Fruit Salad with Lemon-Honey Dressing

    Toss cantaloupe, pineapple, blueberries and nectarines in a tangy-sweet dressing for a salad that is the essence of summer.

    Recipe: Fruit Salad with Lemon-Honey Dressing

  • Summertime Fruit Salad with Cream

    Summertime Fruit Salad with Cream

    Whipping 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.

    Recipe: Summertime Fruit Salad with Cream

  • Fruit Salad with Citrus-Mint Dressing
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Fruit Salad with Citrus-Mint Dressing

    Serve 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.

    Recipe: Fruit Salad with Citrus-Mint Dressing

  • Fruit Salad with Honey-Yogurt Sauce
    Oxmoor House

    Fruit Salad with Honey-Yogurt Sauce

    Add 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.

    Recipe: Fruit Salad with Honey-Yogurt Sauce

  • Lime-Scented Mango-Strawberry Salad
    Photo: Mark Thomas; Styling: Stephana Bottom

    Lime-Scented Mango-Strawberry Salad

    Heighten the bright flavors of strawberries and mango by tossing the fruit in a tangy lime syrup.

    Recipe: Lime-Scented Mango-Strawberry Salad

  • Layered Fruit Congealed Salad
    Photo: Mark Thomas; Styling: Stephana Bottom

    Layered Fruit Congealed Salad

    Kid-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.

    Recipe: Layered Fruit Congealed Salad

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