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11 best fruits for fruit salad: with examples!

healthy fresh fruit salad

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!

P.S: Don’t forget to vote at the end of the article. We ask you…let me surprise you!

Best fruits for fruit salad:


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;).

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31 simple fresh fruit salad suggestions!

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Am I wrong or we are just at the beginning of the most amazing season on planet? Damn right! Summer is coming and we should get ready for it. Have you already prepared your beach body? 🙂 If not, don’t get discouraged. The every day recipe is very clear:

  • 30 minutes sports
  • 3,5 l water
  • eating clean

Do this and you will start feeling comfortable in your own body.

Actually this post isn’t about losing weight. (I don’t know why I started it like that!). This post is for everybody who wants to find some interesting, easy ideas for fresh fruit salad. Many people like to have a fruit salad early in the morning. Here they can get the best fruit salad recipes and use them as a breakfast dish. Others are planning a summer party and need inspiring ideas for super fresh and colorful fruit dishes. Everybody has his own reason to search for fruit salads. I am here to show you what I selected from the internet. I chose the best of the best healthy fruit salads. Watch out! Some of them are going to become you favorites!

1. Pina Colada fruit salad from Averie Cooks

healthy fruit dishes with berries and grapes

This fruit salad is very suitable for parties because of the Pina Colada. Athough it is non-alcoholic, the Pina Colada  gives a special flavor and makes you feel joyful. Really good for celebrations.

Basically the ingredients for this cute salad are:

  • pineapple
  • two types of grapes
  • strawberries
  • blueberries
  • liquid Piña Colada mix

And to all that beauty you could add some pineapple juice and almond- and coconut extract as well.

I guess berries are one of the best fruits for fruit salad. In this recipe they are so perfectly combined with the other ingredients.

Get the recipe from averiecooks.com

2. Fresh fruit salad with orange poppy seed syrup from Natasha’s Kitchen

best fruits for fruit salad strawberry grape apple banana

Here are the basic ingredients for this super healthy fruit salad:

  • Strawberries
  • Grapes
  • Mandarins
  • Apple
  • Blueberries
  • Banana

The orange poppy seed syrup is very important in order to make this fruit dish really stand out. You would need honey, lemon, orange and poppy seeds. I am giving you here only the basics, if you are interested in this fresh fruit salad, visit the author page.

Get the recipe from natashaskitchen.com.

3. Berry Watermelon Fruit Salad from Fork Knife Swoon

fresh fruit salad with watermelon and berries

There is something romantic in this fruit salad. It is really easy to make. You will need:

  • watermelon
  • cherries
  • strawberries
  • raspberries
  • blueberries
  • blackberries
  • lime juice

I recommend you visit the original page, you will “feel” the story behind this salad.

Get the recipe from forkknifeswoon.com.

4. Fresh fruit salad with yogurt dressing from Effortless Eats

That is a really good fruit salad. The video speaks for itself. 🙂

5. Mixed berries fruit salad from Life Made Sweeter

healthy fruit dishes with lots of berries

What would you need for this fresh, healthy fruit salad? You got it! BERRIES! 🙂 The author of this recipe adds also a syrup from lemon juice, lemon zest and honey, but I think that even if you skip the syrup and just mix some berries in a bowl, you will have all reasons to be proud of your healthy fruit dish!

Get the recipe from lifemadesweeter.com.

6. Spicy fruit salad from Minimalist Baker

beautiful fresh and easy fruit salads

This interesting fruit salad is not for everyone. It has a very different taste…Let’s just say it: it is spicy! Kind or weird maybe for some of you, but people who love to experiment with exotic combinations will fall in love with it!

Main ingredients are:

  • mango
  • kiwi
  • strawberries
  • blueberries
  • lime

Until here nothing weird, right?

But then come:

  • chili powder
  • salt

The author of the recipe also gives some optional ingredients, you can check them, if you want. Anyway, this salad is an explosion of flavors, really beautiful and maybe the most interesting fruit salad I have come across.

Get the recipe from minimalistbaker.com.

7. Easy winter fruit salad recipe from Gimme Some Oven

fresh fruit salad banana kiwi orange

Ok, this fresh fruit salad is given as a winter suggestion, but I actually think it could also be made in summer. It is as simple as possible (that is what I liked the most):

  • banana
  • kiwi
  • mandarins
  • pears
  • apples
  • mint
  • lime juice
  • honey

Get the recipe from gimmesomeoven.com.

8. Star Spangled fruit salad from A Family Feast

a good fruit salad with watermelon and blueberries

You only would need a star-shaped cookie cutter for this. You could also cut the stars with a simple knife, but that would take you too much time (and nerves!)

The ingredients for this amazing, beautiful and fresh fruit salad are actually two! Yes! Not kidding!

  • watermelon
  • blueberries

Get the stars, mix them with the blueberries and enjoy!

Get the recipe from afamilyfeast.com.

9. Rainbow fruit salad from The Cozy Apron

healthy fruit dishes very fresh

This pretty fruit salad contains a lot of fruits:

  • mango
  • pineapple
  • peach
  • nectarine
  • blueberries
  • strawberries
  • and also a dressing

It is a really cool idea to serve the fruit salad in glasses. A very elegant way to present your masterpiece!

Get the recipe from the cozyapron.com.

10. Simple fruit salad from Elena’s Pantry

fresh salad with fruits strawberries blueberries banana

For this super easy and healthy fruit salad you would need to mix:

  • banana
  • strawberries
  • blueberries
  • peach/ or pineapple

And you would have to leave it in the fridge. Super fresh and most importantly: super easy fruit salad!

Get the recipe from elenaspantry.com.

11. Poppy seed fruit salad from How Sweet It Is

fresh and healthy fruit salad

Another interesting idea of using poppy seed syrup in fruit salad. What really surprised me was the combination of honey and sugar in the dressing. Never seen that before!

The dressing of this tasty, fresh fruit salad is very rich:

  • orange juice
  • lemon juice
  • honey
  • sugar
  • ginger
  • mint
  • poppy seeds

Get the recipe from howsweeteats.com.

12. Yummy fruit salad from The Pioneer Woman

healthy fresh fruit salad with mint

You could have this beautiful and super fresh fruit salad in just 20 minutes. You will basically need:

  • strawberries
  • blueberries
  • two types of grapes
  • orange
  • mint
  • vanilla beans
  • sugar

Does this sound interesting to you? 🙂

Get the recipe from thepioneerwoman.com.

13. Amazing Mohito fruit salad from Iowa Girl Eats

fresh and healthy mohito fruit salad raspberry blueberry watermelon

This crazy salad is very suitable for special occasions. It is non-alcoholic, but I guess you could always change that, if you want, right? 🙂

Get the recipe from iowagirleats.com.

14. Honey Lime Quinoa fruit salad from The Recipe Critic

quinoa fruit salad with lots of strawberries and blueberries

Who would guess quinoa could be combined with fruits? That sounds so weird. But hold on! Try it first and we will talk again later. 😉

Get the recipe from therecipecritic.com.

15. Fresh fruit salad with lime honey dressing from Southern Bite

fresh fruit salad very healthy

Beautiful, simple and healthy fruit salad with tons of fruits!

Get the recipe from southernbite.com.

16. The ultimate fruit salad from Jamie Oliver

jamie oliver fresh fruit salad

Are you a fan of Jamie Oliver? Because I am. The fresh fruit salad he shows here is very elegant and pretty.

Get the recipe from jamieoliver.com.

17. Fresh fruit salad with simple lime syrup from The Cottage Journal

different type of salads very healthy fresh fruit salad

I love this fruit salad mainly because of two things:

  1. It has almonds in it!
  2. It is served in glasses, which makes the presentation very beautiful and classy.

Get the recipe from thecottagejournal.com.

18. Monochromatic fruit salad from A Cup Of Jo

berries salad very healthy and fresh

One super big WOW to this fruit salad! I think they use here the best of the best fruits for fruit salad:

  • figs
  • cherries
  • blueberries
  • blackberries
  • raspberries

They actually show different types of fruit salads, the main thing about them is they are monochromatic. Enjoy!

Get the recipe from cupofjo.com.

19. Creamy delicatessen fruit salad from Belly Full

very beautiful and fresh fruit salad with dressing

Creamy fruit salads are also fresh and healthy, but more filling as well.

Get the recipe from bellyfull.net.

20. Fresh fruit salad with honey orange glaze from Dessert Now Dinner Later

mandarines blueberries kiwi strawberries honey

This fresh fruit salad looks just like a rainbow:

  • red from the strawberries
  • orange from the mandarins
  • yellow from the pineapple
  • green from the kiwi
  • dark blue from the blueberries

Simply amazing!

Get the recipe from dessertnowdinnerlater.com.

21. Berry delicious fruit salad from Foodiecrush

fresh interesting fruit salad with mint

Another great suggestion for an easy, healthy fruit dish.

Get the recipe from foodiecrush.com.

22. Persimmon pomegranate fruit salad from Simply Recipes

cranberries in a fresh fruit salad

Here is a very different type of fruit salad. It is with persimmon and pomegranate. Love it!

Get the recipe from simplyrecipes.com.

23. Chile lime melon salad from Smitten Kitchen

very original fruit salad - fresh and easy

This fruit salad really stands out with its nontraditional look. What is it made of? Can you guess?

Get the recipe from smittenkitchen.com.

24. Honey lime rainbow fruit salad from Cookingclassy

pretty looking and healthy fruit salad

When it comes to different types of fruit salads, it’s all about the rainbow! More colors, more freshness!

Get the recipe from cookingclassy.com.

25. Ambrosia fresh fruit salad from I Wash You Dry

amazing fresh fruit salad ambrosia

This fruit salad looks just like ice cream, don’t you think? Just with one difference:


Get the recipe from iwashyoudry.com.

26. Secret fruit salad from Rachel Schultz

tasty and rich fruit salad with strawberries and blueberries

I really want to tell you the secret of this cute fresh salad, but…I want to leave this joy to the author of the recipe!

Get the recipe from rachelschutz.com.

27. Fresh fruit salad with pudding from Food

fresh fruit salad with pudding

Beautiful fruit salad somewhere on the way between fruit salad and fruit cake. 🙂

Get the recipe from food.com.

28. Fresh fruit salad with Thai herbs from 101 Cookbooks

fresh fruit salad

A really good fruit salad, with a little bit more ingredients that most of the others. It takes around 5 minutes to prepare, of course if you have the ingredients ready for you. 🙂

Get the recipe from 101cookbooks.com.

29. Strawberry and Mango fruit salad from Cookin Canuck

fresh fruit salad in glasses

One of the best fruits for fruit salad are strawberry and mango. That is a proven combination and always works!

Get the recipe from cookincanuck.com.

30. Grilled fruit salad from Real Simple Food

grilles fruits salad

This fruit salad is very different from everything, shown by now. It is made from grilled fruit. I would say: GENIUS!

Get the recipe from realsimplegood.com.

31. Most famous American fruit salad from Food Wishes

And last, but not least: Waldorf salad. It is meant to be one of the most famous fruit salads in America.

That was our list of 31 fresh fruit salads. Hope you chose your favorite ones! Don’t forget to vote at the end of the article. We ask you about salty fruits…Like it, don’t like it?  What do you think? Also feel free to write in the comments your ideas for fruit salads. Which one inspired you the most? Which one you think is not going to like you?

Thank you, guys, see you next time;)….