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Top 10 Summer Fruit Salad Recipes

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Top 10 Summer Fruit Salad Recipes

We’ve gathered the most ravishing and ‘bursting with flavors’ summer fruit salad recipes to make this summer season a carnival for your taste buds.

The summer season is here and it’s the perfect time of year for outdoor picnics and grand buffets. But we believe that the jewels of all these feasts are the year-long awaited fruit salads. Every chef wants to try the fresh seasonal fruits and herbs to make the perfect fruit salad, but everyone has their own definition of perfect according to their acquired taste. So here we have put up a list of ten of these perfect (in their own way) fresh summer fruit salad recipes to make your summers a delight.

1.  Herb Watermelon Feta Salad

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This watery fresh and full of texture summer fruit salad recipe is sure to keep you cool during this season.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh mint
  • 6 cups (1/2-inch) cubed seedless watermelon
  • 2 cups chopped trimmed watercress (about 1 bunch)
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Procedure:

Place all the ingredients in a bowl and toss gently to mix them and combine the taste together.

Note: Don’t prepare this fruit salad beforehand as it tastes its best when served fresh.

2.  Mojito Fruit Salad

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This minty mojito fruit salad is a sensational summer fruit salad recipe for the parties and will make yours a memorable one.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cubed seeded watermelon
  • 1 cup seedless grapes
  • 1 cup cubed cantaloupe
  • 1 cup hulled and quartered strawberries
  • 1 cup peeled and quartered kiwi
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 3 sprigs fresh mint
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Procedure:

Place the fruits in a Tupperware bowl and close the lid to mix them gently as not to squish the fruits. Prepare the dressing by stirring the mint, sugar, and lime juice together in a bowl or you can blend all these ingredients together in a food blender to fully extract the flavors. Pour the dressing over the fruits mixture and place the salad in the refrigerator for an hour. Make sure to gently flip the bowl of salad properly to evenly coat the fruits with dressing before serving it.

3.  Creamy Grape Salad

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This creamy grape summer fruit salad recipe is simple and is sure to keep you hydrated throughout the day with a full of flavor taste.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbs fresh lemon juice
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 4 lbs seedless grapes (red, white or a combination of the two)
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • 8 oz softened cream cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ⅓ cup sugar

Procedure:

Start by removing the grapes from the stem and placing them in a clean container. Prepare the dressing by beating cream cheese, sour cream and sugar until they’re down to a smooth paste. Add the vanilla and lemon juice to the paste and beat to combine the taste. Mix the grapes and the dressing paste together and garnish with chopped walnuts and almonds. Serve fresh.

4.  Hawaiian Fresh Fruit Salad

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This exotic and delightful summer fruit salad recipe is sure to blast flavors in your mouth with its citrus and sweet flavors.

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup Lime Juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Honey
  • 3/4 teaspoon Fresh Grated Ginger
  • 2 Bananas
  • 1-pint Blueberries
  • 1 Pineapple
  • 1-pint Raspberries
  • 1-pint Strawberries
  • 3 Kiwi
  • 2 Oranges

Procedure:

Wash the fruits and slice them into a serving bowl. Mix the lime juice, honey and ginger in a small bowl and pour the dressing over the fruits and stir. Serve fresh.

5.  Pina Colada Fruit Salad

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The delicate and savory taste of this summer fruit salad recipe is going to take you places and it’s extremely easy to make.

Ingredients:

  • 1½ cups green grapes
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1½ cups fresh sliced strawberries
  • 1 (8 ounces) can pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 (10 ounces) can non-alcoholic frozen pina colada mixer, thawed
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup pineapple orange juice
  • ¼ teaspoon rum extract

Procedure:

Place the fruits slices and chunks in a serving bowl and gently toss several times to mix them. In a separate bowl and stir pina colada mixer, sugar and juice until the sugar is dissolved completely. Pour the dressing over the fruit mix. Serve fresh.

6.  Tequila Lime Fruit Salad

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This pleasant tasting summer fruit salad recipe for Tequila Lime is the life of every party.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons tequila or additional lime juice
  • 2 cups cubed fresh pineapple
  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 2 cups chopped peeled kiwifruit
  • 2 cups seedless red grapes, halved

Procedure:

Prepare the syrup for the salad by boiling water and sugar over medium heat and letting it cool completely. Stir the lime juice and tequila with it. Place the fruits in a serving bowl and drizzle the syrup over gently to coat all the fruits.

7.  Honey Lime Rainbow Fruit Salad

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The compound flavoring and texture of this summer fruit salad recipe is out of this world and we’re loving it to bits.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb fresh strawberries, diced
  • 1 lb fresh pineapple, diced
  • 12 oz fresh blueberries
  • 12 oz red grapes, diced into halves
  • 4 kiwis, peeled and diced
  • 1 (15 oz) can mandarin oranges in juice, drained well and sliced into halves
  • 2 ripe bananas, diced
  • Honey Lime Dressing
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tsp lime zest (zest of 2 medium limes)
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice

Procedure:

In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the honey, lime zest and lime juice to make a syrup. Place the fruits in a large bowl and pour the syrup over the fruits and toss the fruits so the syrup coats them evenly. Serve fresh or let it cool in a refrigerator for a while.

8.  Strawberry Melon Fruit Salad

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This is a pure summer fruit salad recipe with the top seasonal fruits that make sure to give your taste buds a taste to remember the summer by.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups cubed or balled watermelon.
  • 2 cups cubed or balled honeydew melon.
  • 2 cups hulled, quartered strawberries.
  • 6 ounces fresh blueberries.
  • 6 ounces fresh blackberries.
  • 2 tablespoons honey.
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice.
  • 1-2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint.

Procedure:

Place all the fruits in a large bowl and toss them gently to mix. In a small bowl, whisk together honey and lime juice. Add the syrup to the fruits, along with mint, and toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving for fruits to absorb the syrup.

9.  Creamy Frozen Fruit Cups

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This summer fruit salad recipe for dessert is going to add a tangy and classy taste to your party.

Ingredients:

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened.
  • 1/2 cup sugar.
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) maraschino cherries, drained.
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained.
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained.
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans.
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed.
  • Fresh mint, optional.

Procedure:

Halve 9 cherries; chop the remaining cherries. Set aside halved cherries and 18 orange segments for garnish. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until fluffy. Add the pineapple, pecans and chopped cherries to cream cheese mixture. Fold in whipped topping and remaining oranges. Line muffin cups with paper or foil liners. Spoon fruit mixture into cups; garnish with reserved cherries and oranges. Freeze until firm. Remove from the freezer 10 minutes before serving. Top with mint if desired.

10.  Strawberry Pineapple Fruit Salsa Fruit Salad

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Let the fruity flavors dance in your mouth with this summer fruit salad recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound strawberries, hulled and chopped
  • 1/2 pineapple, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • 1 serrano pepper or jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Procedure:

Place chopped strawberries and pineapple into a bowl and sprinkle with sugar. Add the lemon juice and toss to coat all of the fruit in sugar. Add all the ingredients to the bowl and toss well. Leave to one side for 10 minutes until the fruit becomes glossy and has made its own sauce. Place fruit salsa into a small bowl and place on a plate and serve. You can also serve with baked cinnamon tortilla chips for added flavor.

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