Simple Fruit Salad Recipe: Quick, Easy, and Fresh

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This simple fruit salad recipe comes together so quickly and looks beautiful on your plate. Simply combine these fruits and you have a quick side dish ready for a barbecue, potluck, or a quiet evening at home. No added sugar or complicated ingredients. Perfect for summer parties.

closeup of fruit salad with pears, strawberries, grapes, and blueberries

Fruit salad doesn’t have to be complicated! I often throw together whatever fruit I have on hand for a quick easy fruit salad recipe that is a great side dish for any meal. Choose different colors of fruit for the best results. This makes the dish visually appealing and adds nutrition! This recipe is a proven crowd pleaser.

You can’t go wrong by choosing your favorite fruits and throwing them together. This is a great make-ahead recipe, but it is just as good if you serve it immediately.

Tips for Making Simple Fruit Salad Recipe

Choosing seasonal fruit is always a good idea. I like to make this homemade fruit salad recipe in the early summer months when the strawberries have their best flavor. This is also a great recipe when you have seasonal fresh pears and blueberries.

You really can’t go wrong with fresh summer fruits. Any variety of fruit will work in this favorite fruit salad recipe, but I love how the red, blue, and white colors combine in this recipe.

Any time you have ripe fruit in the warmer months is a great time to make delicious fruit salad. Of course, my family never complains when I make this in the middle of winter either!

closeup of fruit salad with pears, strawberries, grapes, and blueberries

Ingredients:

Strawberries: You can use fresh berries from your garden or store-bought strawberries in this recipe. The strawberries are the best part of this recipe. Just make sure you rinse them and remove the leaves. I like to chop them in quarters lengthwise for this recipe.

Pears: You can use fresh or canned pears in this recipe. Just make sure the pears are skinned and chop them into bite-sized pieces.

Blueberries: Store-bought or home-grown blueberries work great in this recipe. Blueberries are nice, because all you need to do is rinse them and throw them in the salad!

Black Grapes: You can use red or green grapes in this recipe, but I like to use black grapes for their color. Just make sure the grapes are seedless and chop them in half lengthwise.

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How to Make Simple Fruit Salad Recipe

Start by gathering the strawberries, blueberries, grapes, and pears. Rinse all the fruit under cool water. Remove leaves from strawberries and skins from pears, if needed.

Chop fresh strawberries into quarters lengthwise and add to a large bowl.

Cut grapes in half lengthwise and add to the strawberries.

Chop the pears into bite-sized pieces and add to the large mixing bowl.

Add in the blueberries and stir gently with a wooden spoon until combined.

closeup of fruit salad with pears, strawberries, grapes, and blueberries

Serve immediately or cover and store in the refrigerator until ready to eat.

This fresh fruit salad is a perfect side dish served with hamburgers and a side salad, or grilled chicken or salmon. Serve it in a small bowl with some Greek yogurt and a sprinkle of granola for a healthy dessert. This simple fruit salad recipe will be a favorite at any potluck or barbecue!

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Go ahead and make this great fruit salad recipe for your family and friends today!

Variations to Try

Adding 1 small can of mandarin oranges to this salad gives it more color and wonderful flavor!

A small can of pineapple tidbits is a great addition to this recipe. Just make sure you drain the pineapple juice.

Some diced apples would also be delicious here, just make sure you soak them in water with a small amount of lemon juice to prevent browning before serving.

Adding a teaspoon of lime zest or a tablespoon of chopped fresh herbs (fresh mint comes to mind) to this recipe for a pop of green and zippy flavor!

Add a dollop of cool whip or homemade whipped cream on top of your simple fruit salad to turn it into a dessert!

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closeup of fruit salad with pears, strawberries, grapes, and blueberries

Simple Fruit Salad Recipe

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This simple fruit salad recipe is quick and easy. Take it to your next potluck, barbeque, or enjoy it at home!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries
  • 1 pound strawberries, chopped
  • 1 15 oz can pears, drained
  • 1 cup grapes, halved lengthwise

Instructions

    1. Gather the strawberries, blueberries, grapes, and pears. Rinse all the fruit under cool water. Remove leaves from strawberries and skins from pears, if needed.
    2. Chop strawberries into quarters lengthwise and add to a large glass mixing bowl.
    3. Chop grapes in half lengthwise and add to the strawberries in the bowl.
    4. Chop the pears into bite-sized pieces and add to the bowl.
    5. Add in the blueberries and stir gently with a wooden spoon until combined.
    6. Serve immediately, or cover and store in the refrigerator until ready to eat.

Notes

Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 103Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 5gSugar: 18gProtein: 1g

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