Yummy Yummy Fruit Salad Recipe

Posted on Jun 23 2013 - 11:44am by Demelza Young

This is one of the healthiest, simplest recipes my family makes.  In fact, it is so simple it seems almost silly to call it a recipe.  I’ve written before that my favorite birthday dessert is angel food cake, but when my family asks what regular dish I’d like I always choose fruit salad.  Since school ended, we have already made this recipe four times.  It is that good.  It’s also a fun family recipe to get your kids or other family members involved.  It’s great for bonding time, and enlisting some help also aids in cutting down on the amount of time it takes to chop all the fruit.

You can substitute canned (or possibly even frozen) fruit, but I’ve found that fresh is always best for this recipe.  It seems like canned fruit always has a bit of a tinny taste.  Similarly, you can use or substitute a wide variety of fruits for any of those listed – it just so happens this is my family’s favorite mixture.  I like to use 1 granny smith and 1 fuji for the apples, and a combination of red, green, or purple grapes.  Honeydew melon is also a great touch, although we didn’t have any in the fridge for this batch.  Feel free to use whatever fruits you have on hand, or whatever needs to be used up in your fridge (although I wouldn’t recommend using bananas in this recipe).

 

Fruit Salad (Yummy, Yummy)

Ingredients

1 to 2 apples

1 pineapple

2 kiwis

1 mango

1 heaping cup grapes

1.5 c strawberries

1 cantaloupe

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Directions

 

  1. Wash the fruit, then chop all ingredients into bite-size pieces. 
  2. Throw into a large bowl.
  3. Stir to mix.

Our fruit has often already chilled in the fridge before we make this, so it’s already cold.  However, if you’ve just bought the fruit at the store or it’s not cool enough for your liking just yet, you can make the recipe and then stick the bowl in the fridge to chill.

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About 

Demelza Young is a recent graduate of Northern Kentucky University. Her current plans are to attend graduate school and to study clinical psychology in the hopes of one day working with eating disordered patients.

45 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. krystel June 23, 2013 at 10:07 pm -

    so delicious love fruit salad as a matter of fact i love all salad 

  2. Leah McHan June 23, 2013 at 10:17 pm -

    Oooh! That sounds delicious!

  3. ANN*H June 24, 2013 at 12:12 am -

    I could eat a whole big bowl of this myself. I think I could live off of just fruits. When I make my fruit salad I use all fresh fruits they taste the best . I also add about  a tablespoon full of frozen orange juice and some marachino cherry juice to eat. Give it that zing I think. Take awhile to do all the fresh fruit but it is wll worth it. : )

  4. jennifer mitchell June 24, 2013 at 5:37 pm -

    we are total fruit lovers in our house but dont make too many fruit salads. I really like the fruits you used so I need to try this one for sure ty

  5. Mer June 24, 2013 at 10:08 pm -

    All that fresh fruit looks delicious!

  6. Maria Iemma June 26, 2013 at 8:24 am -

    I love fruit and in the summer months it is our preferred dessert.

  7. San June 26, 2013 at 8:28 pm -

    Very easy to prepare and looks very yummy indeed!

  8. Susan Smith July 1, 2013 at 7:03 pm -

    This looks yummy.  I love Summer because there are a lot more fruits available.

  9. Chelsea E. July 2, 2013 at 11:27 am -

    This sounds delicious! Perfect for summer!

  10. Donna Yost July 2, 2013 at 3:32 pm -

    I love Fruit salad!! and thaks for thispost, I got some different ideas to put in mine

  11. Rebecca Miller July 4, 2013 at 7:14 am -

    Love fruit salads, definitely going to try this one. Thank you.

  12. lisa July 4, 2013 at 4:57 pm -

    I like fruit salad. You can eat it plain mix in jello or yogurt or top cakes.

  13. Jo-Ann Brightman July 6, 2013 at 2:45 pm -

    I love fresh fruit salad.  It is refreshing, sweet, yet good for you.

  14. denise smith July 6, 2013 at 6:57 pm -

     this sounds really good 

  15. Katrina Angele July 9, 2013 at 4:24 pm -

    Looks so refreshing. We have had the same type of recipe ever since I met my husband(his mom's fruit salad). It is good but I think next BBQ I will mix it up and do something like this one.

  16. benjamin ralte July 11, 2013 at 11:09 am -

    mouth watering

  17. Steve July 11, 2013 at 3:02 pm -

    Looks refreshing and should be easy to make.  Great choice of fruits.

  18. Anita L July 12, 2013 at 8:24 am -

    Fruit salad has always been a favorite in my home.  Thank you for sharing your recipe! 

  19. Maria Iemma July 12, 2013 at 9:46 am -

    During this 90 degree days we've been having this would be the perfect thing to serve to the family – yummy deliciously cold fruit.

  20. Suz Saves July 12, 2013 at 10:13 am -

    I love fruit and this salad looks amazing!  I agree with you that it's best to use fresh but canned is good sometimes too!  Thanks for this great recipe!

  21. Krystal W July 12, 2013 at 11:10 pm -

    This looks so cool and refreshing on a hot day. Making this with angel food cake.

  22. breyanna brandenburg July 12, 2013 at 11:41 pm -

    It looks great!!

  23. Margaret Smith July 14, 2013 at 8:40 pm -

    This fruit salad looks so delicious.  Easy, good for you and yummy.

  24. AKM July 16, 2013 at 12:14 am -

    this looks so yummy and easy…a great way to add more fruit to your diet!

  25. Kristin Welch July 16, 2013 at 2:49 pm -

    Fruit salad is delicious and I always love seeing how people make fruit salad, since every one has their own way of doing it! Will definitely try your combo of fruits out! My daughter and I love fruit, so we are always open to trying other people's recipes/combos for fruit salad!!

  26. gena July 16, 2013 at 8:29 pm -

    delicious recipe! fruit salads are a favorite in our home

  27. Deb Ramirez July 17, 2013 at 2:19 am -

    Yum. I love fruit! I would have to leave out the melon, though…just don’t like it. Maybe i would substitute blueberries. :)

  28. Betty Baez July 20, 2013 at 10:26 am -

    Yummy! i love a good fruit salad this one looks very appealing! 

  29. mary schaible July 25, 2013 at 8:48 pm -

    this looks so YUMMY!!!!!

  30. Kristina L July 27, 2013 at 1:36 am -

    Mmm.. I love fruit salad. Such a great treat on a hot day and is so good for you! Now I have to go get fruit and make some!!!!!

  31. annette anderson July 30, 2013 at 12:30 am -

    This looks so delicious!  I have been craving fruit throughout this awful hot summer. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  32. md kennedy July 30, 2013 at 11:26 am -

    This is so my favorite as well – my family calls it "Fruit=ah!."  However, in the summer I add some seasonal berries – whatever I can find that are local and organic.  Yum!

  33. Rachel F. July 31, 2013 at 1:00 pm -

    This looks like a great recipe! I was looking for a good fruit salad recipe for a picnic on Saturday.

  34. sherry lareau August 1, 2013 at 7:11 pm -

    I love fruitsalad and have been craving it lately. I just hate to cut up all the fruit!

  35. Blessed Assurance August 2, 2013 at 5:32 am -

    Thank you for this review I am still in the process of trying to eat live foods.

  36. Sherry Compton August 10, 2013 at 12:09 am -

    Fruit salads are great.  Versatile in the fruits you use and flavors…there is a kind for everyone.  I love to have them in the summer when te fruit is fresh and really flavorful.  

  37. Ashley Morrissey August 12, 2013 at 9:37 pm -

    Omg, this looks so good!!!

  38. Allyson Tice August 13, 2013 at 8:11 pm -

    This looks delicious! I tend to want to use canned fruit a lot, but it never tastes as good as fresh fruit! I woudl add some walnuts and cranberries to mine but this looks amazing! I will make this soon!

  39. Susan Bewley August 14, 2013 at 9:41 am -

    I would add the cranberries too! That sound very yummy!
     

  40. judy gardner September 1, 2013 at 1:57 pm -

    i love fruit and this looks sooo good!!

  41. lisa October 2, 2013 at 5:42 pm -

    I love fruit salad. I could eat it every day. Especially with sweet watermelon pieces.

  42. Julie Hutson October 5, 2013 at 8:53 pm -

    I love fruit salad! Thanks for the recipe!

  43. Wanda Tracey November 10, 2013 at 11:18 pm -

    You took an amazing mouth-watering picture of your fruit salad.Just looking at it is enough to tempt me to make this.The recipe is also awesome and my family will love this.Thanks so much for posting it.

  44. lisa November 11, 2013 at 10:58 am -

    I love fruit salad. I agree fresh is best. Frozen fruit just doesn't taste the same. I usually use frozen to make smoothies.

  45. M.Clark May 10, 2014 at 6:33 pm -

    Yum!! This fruit salad looks delicious and refreshing. I agree fresh fruit is best for fruit salads, I would never use canned fruit. Thank you for sharing this great recipe.

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