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11 best fruits for fruit salad: with examples!

Maybe you want to make a nice fruit salad and you are asking yourself: “How could I make the best fruit salad? Which fruits should I choose?” Actually it is not easy to find the best fruits for fruit salad. Most of the fruits could be suitable, depending on what they are combined with. But there are some fruits, which are meant to be the best. I don’t know why, seriously. They are the most used fruits, when it comes to fruit salad. And if people use them the most, that means they are the best fruits for fruit salad, right? 🙂

One important note before showing you the list. The fruits are not competing, this is not a rating from 11 to 1 or reverse. That means that number one fruit isn’t better than number eleven fruit. They all are used very often in fruit salads and they all are very combinable with other ingredients.

So, are you ready for the big 11? Sit back and enjoy the material! I found also amazing recipes, which I am giving you as examples to each fruit. They are so, so, so good!

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Best fruits for fruit salad:

1.Raspberry

best fruits for fruit salad - raspberry

Raspberries are one of the favorite fruits of most of the people. Maybe because they are not so easy to find like other fruits like apples for example. They are easy to digest and give some extra softness to the taste of the salad. Take a look at these 3 examples for fresh and healthy fruit salad with raspberries:

Raspberry Mango Fruit Salad from Aeroplane Jelly

fresh fruit salad with raspberries

Get the recipe from aeroplanejelly.com.au.

Raspberry Mint Fruit Salad from HealthyHappyLife

healthy fruit salad with raspberries

Get the recipe from kblog.lunchboxbunch.com.

Raspberry Watermelon Mint Fruit Salad from PaleoLeap

best fruit salad with raspberries

Get the recipe from paleoleap.com.

2. Blueberry

best fruits for fruit salad - blueberry

Very similar to raspberries: harder to find, more expensive, super easy to use, light ans uncomplicated fruit, which fits almost in every fruit salad. Blueberries also make an amazing contrast in the color texture, because most of the other fruits are bright. Two simple and cool recipes for Blueberry Fruit salad here:

Blueberry Fruit Salad from Desserts Required

fresh fruit salad with blueberries

Get the recipe from dessertsrequired.com.

Blueberry Strawberry Coconut Fruit Salad from VegetableGohan

healthy fruit salad with blueberries

Get the recipe from vegetablegohan.blogspot.bg.

3. Strawberry

best fruits for fruit salad - strawberry

Perhaps you were expecting this fruit to show very soon in the listing…:) After the raspberries and blueberries come very logical the strawberries. Actually if I had to determine only one fruit to be the best for fruit salads, this would be “Berries”. They are many fruit salad recipes, which include only berries and nothing else. Could you imagine: a big bowl, full of all kinds of fresh, juicy berries…Heaven!

I found for you 3 easy, fresh fruit salads with strawberries. Check them out:

Strawberry Blackberry Fruit Salad from EatingWell

fresh fruit salad with strawberries

Get the recipe from eatingwell.com.

Strawberry Nectarine Fruit Salad from SimplyRecipes

healthy fruit salad with strawberries

Get the recipe from simplyrecipes.com.

Strawberry Orange Salad from OnceUponAChef

best fruit salad with strawberries

Get the recipe from onceuponachef.com.

4. Watermelon

best fruits for fruit salad - watermelon

Watermelon is one of the fruits, which are often used in salty salads as well. You know the epic combination: watermelon, feta cheese and mint, right? This is maybe the best of the best fruits salads in a hot summer day. Watermelon could also be used as a basket , where you put other fruits. There are many variations for cutting and presenting watermelon. It is meant to be a kind of art: cutting watermelon.

I chose 4 tasty, juicy fruit salad dishes with watermelon:

Watermelon Cherry Raspberry Mint Fruit Salad from Taste

fresh fruit salad with watermelon

Get the recipe from taste.com.au.

Watermelon Blackberry Mint Fruit Salad from TwoPeas&TheirPod

healthy fruit salad with watermelon

Get the recipe from twopeasandtheirpod.com.

Watermelon Fruit Basket from FoodNetwork

best fruit salad with watermelon

Get the recipe from foodnetwork.com.

Watermelon Pineapple Fruit Salad from Marshmallows&Margaritas

a good fruit salad with watermelon

Get the recipe from marshmallowsandmargaritas.com.

5. Melon

best fruits for fruit salad - melon

Melon is similar to watermelon in the way it could be presented: as a basket with fruits. But its taste is quite different from watermelon’s taste. Choose Golden Honeydew Melon if you want to enjoy a very healthy fruit meal. The best about the melon is that it is a filling fruit, not in the bad way. Put more from it in your summer fruit salad and you won’t feel hungry for the next couple of hours.

Take a look at these two beautiful suggestions for a healthy, fresh fruit salad with melon:

Melon Fruit Basket from SweetSpicyKitchen

fresh fruit salad with melon

Get the recipe from sweetspicykitchen.com.

Melon Mint Fruit Salad from ADashOfSanity

healthy fruit salad with melon

Get the recipe from adashofsanity.com.

6. Cherries

best fruits for fruit salad - cherry

Cherries, cherries, dear cherries! So yummy! So fresh! Cherries are the best signal that summer comes. You could make the best fruit salad with cherries in May. Here are two examples:

Cherry Strawberry Fruit Salad from 101Cookbooks

fresh fruit salad with cherries

Get the recipe from 101cookbooks.com.

Cherry Kiwi Blueberry Fruit Salad from VeganFamilyRecipes

healthy fruit salad with cherries

Get the recipe from veganfamilyrecipes.com.

7. Grapes

best fruits for fruit salad - grapes

You know, grapes is a very special fruit: the fruit of the Gods..But to fit well in your fruit salad, it should be sweet. The sweeter the grapes, the better the salad, keep that in mind. You could also mix different types of grapes in order to give your fresh fruit salad a richer texture.

These two fruit salad recipes with grapes really inspired me:

Grape Salad from KitchenNostalgia

fresh fruit salad with grapes

Get the recipe from kitchennostalgia.com.

Grape Blueberry Fruit Salad from EatingRichly

healthy fruit salad with grapes

Get the recipe from eatingrichly.com.

8. Mandarin

best fruits for fruit salad - mandarin

Lovely fruit, easy to find. Mandarins suit best in fruit salad, while oranges are very often included in salty salads, because of their sour flavor in the taste. Mandarins are sweeter than oranges and are more acceptable from sensitive stomachs.

I found the following 3 fruit salads to be the best examples for a mandarin fruit salad:

Mandarin Apple Banana Fruit Salad from OfficialTashika

fresh fruit salad with mandarins

Get the recipe from officialtashika.com.

Mandarin Pineapple Blueberry Strawberry Salad from JuliesEats&Treats

healthy fruit salad with mandarins

Get the recipe from julieseatsandtreats.com.

Mandarin Strawberry Banana Fruit Salad from IowaGirlEats

best fruit salad with mandarins

Get the recipe from iowagirleats.com.

9. Banana

best fruits for fruit salad - banana

Surprisingly or not, bananas are not so often being used in fruit salads. Do you know why? Because they are so damn easy to be eaten right away! Just grab a banana and you’re done. 🙂 Why would you ever need to make your life more complicated??

That was a little joke. (I am so funny! :)) Bananas are actually a preferred fruit, when it comes to healthy fruit dishes. They are the “balance guy” in salads that contain too much of sour fruits like apples, oranges, kiwi etc.

Love the next 4 recipes!

Banana Apple Grape Fruit Salad from MindysCookingObsession

fresh fruit salad with bananas

Get the recipe from mindyscookingobsession.com.

Kiwi Banana Fruit Salad from Blissfull&Domestic

healthy fruit salad with banana

Get the recipe from blissfulanddomestic.com.

Banana Split Fruit Salad from RecipesTroupe

best fruit salad with banana

Get the recipe from recipestroupe.com.

Banana Pomegranate Fruit Salad from CookingClassy

best fruit salad with bananas

Get the recipe from cookingclassy.com.

10. Fig

best fruits for fruit salad - fig

Fig is a fruit, which deserves so much more appreciation than it actually receives! It is not as popular like pineapple, kiwi, oranges, bananas (should I go on?), but all fruit salad lovers are very familiar with it and know how to use it. The next 3 examples are really good, they give you ideas of how you could combine a specific fruit like the fig:

Fig Berry Fruit Salad from TheFoodJourney

fresh fruit salad with figs

Get the recipe from thefoodjourney.com.

Fig Blueberry Fruit Salad from Flavorpfil

healthy fruit salad with figs

Get the recipe from flavorphil.com.

Fig Plum Fruit Salad from Epicurious

best fruit salad with figs

Get the recipe from epicurious.com.

11. Nectarine

best fruits for fruit salad - nectarine

If the mandarin is a sweeter variation of the orange, nectarine is a sweeter alternative to peach. Peach is also a sour fruit, not that mandarin and nectarine aren’t, but they are a little bit sweeter. You could make very cute salads with nectarine, here is one recipe:

Nectarine Melon Fruit Salad from EatWell101

fresh fruit salad with nectarines

Get the recipe from eatwell101.com.

I know you are asking yourself some questions right now: “Why not kiwi? Why not pineapple? Why not pear and apple?” These fruits are very suitable for salty vegetable salads, that is why I decided to leave them for another listing. Of course, everybody has his own favorite fruits and  ideas for healthy and fresh fruit salads. But these 11 are one of the best fruits for fruit salad.

Thanks for stopping by and see you next time;).

Don’t forget to vote!

Angie

Post Author: Angie

2 thoughts on “11 best fruits for fruit salad: with examples!

    Diana Johnson

    (June 22, 2017 - 5:47 pm)

    Thanks for sharing our fruit salad! Lots of yummy options here.

      Angie

      (June 24, 2017 - 6:06 pm)

      Hey, it was my pleasure! I really liked your salad, maybe because it has been made my little sweet boy’s hands 😉 Beautiful presentation!

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