Easy Fruit Salad with a delicious dressing + video
Fresh fruit salad, the perfect side dish to any meal! Colorful, healthy, delicious and full of your favorite fruits!
We love fruit and we love it as a side dish to any meal, which is why we love this salad. For more fruitiness, try ours: Berry Cheesecake Salad, Fruit Pizza and Fruit Kebabs.
fresh fruit salad
Nothing is more refreshing than fresh fruit salad! I like to prepare all my favorite fruits and mix them in a big bowl! A big bowl of colorful fruit is the perfect side dish for any dinner. It is also the best dish for parties, picnics or barbecues.
I love the simple pairing of fruit salad, but it can make a huge difference to a meal. Sometimes we even have fruit salad for dessert!
This fruit salad recipe is special because it has a delicious dressing that is poured over all the fruit. If you’ve never tried fruit salad dressing, you’ll love this recipe! This is a fruit salad game changer.
The Best Fruits for Making Salads:
We like to think of all our favorite fruits and go from there. You can’t go wrong with any fruit for this recipe. These are our favorite fruit salads:
- grapes (red and green)
fruit. This salad looks so easy. Just place all the prepared fruit in a large bowl. Set aside while you make the delicious dressing!
dressing. To make the dressing, place the orange juice, pineapple juice and brown sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring this mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cook for 5 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat and add the herbs. Then let it cool completely.
Chill + serve. Pour the dressing over the fruit and toss to combine. Let the fruit cool for 1 hour before serving!
TIPS + Storage Information
You’ll love how easy this refreshing fruit salad is! When you’re ready to put it all together, here are some suggestions:
- add a little extra sweetness Add some mini marshmallows or toasted coconut to a fruit salad.
- For easier dressing, sprinkle over ⅓ a packet of instant white chocolate or vanilla pudding mix over your fruit. We love it!
make Make this salad up to a day ahead. Let the salad chill in the refrigerator overnight or until you’re ready to serve. I recommend not pouring the dressing on it until close to serving.
shop Place any leftover fruit salad in an airtight container and refrigerate for 1-2 days.
we do not recommend freezing Any leftovers, as the fruit turns mushy when defrosted, but we do have a great tip for you! Store excess fruit salad in a Ziploc bag and add fruit to smoothies later.
We love fruit for dinner, barbecues and family gatherings. With this delicious dressing, this fruit salad is even more addictive! We hope you like it.
For more fruit recipes, check out:
Course Side Dishes
Prep time 15 minutes
1 hour cooldown
Total time 1 hour 15 minutes
by Lil’ Luna
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1/8 cup pineapple juice
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups green grapes
- 2 cups red grapes
- 1 cup sliced strawberries
- 1 cup blackberries
- 1 – 2 cups diced pineapple
- 1 cup sliced kiwi
Bring orange juice, pineapple juice, and brown sugar to a boil in a small saucepan. Simmer for 5 minutes. Add vanilla and let cool.
Put all sliced and diced fruit in a bowl. Pour dressing over fruit and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.