Home > Salads > Fruit Salads > Fruit Salad Recipe Fruit Salad Recipe July 23, 2019 | 8 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. A flavorful Fruit Salad with fresh peaches, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, is accented with a simple orange dressing. Looking for some other great summer potluck dishes? This Mexican street corn pasta salad or this broccoli salad are both reader favorites! It’s no secret I am obsessed with fresh fruit and fruit salads have frequented this site a few times over the years. This one is a bit unique and more summer-focused than ones in the past have been. I recently got a new cookbook all about peaches (I’m obsessed again) that I’ll be sharing more about later this week, but it inspired me to create this peach-focused Fruit Salad recipe. What fruits are good to mix together? Obviously, I love the fruit mix I’m sharing in this recipe, but you can substitute in or out your favorite fruits! The important thing to note is that some fruits don’t play as well together as others. You want to separate acid from sweet. Acidic fruits like pineapples, sour apples and grapefruit don’t pair well with sweet fruits like bananas and grapes. The best fruits for a fruit salad recipe: Blueberries Strawberries Blackberries Cantaloupe Honeydew Pineapple Kiwi Mango Grapes (green or red) For a tropical-inspired fruit salad recipe, be sure to try this piña colada version! Winter version here. What do you put in Fruit Salad to keep it fresh? Some fruits are vulnerable to browning when exposed to air or oxygen (like sliced or chopped apples, pears, or bananas). A splash of lemon, orange, or any other citrus juice will help keep the fruit from turning brown. That’s why adding fresh orange and pineapple juice to this recipe does more than just create a tasty flavor — it helps keep the salad fresh. What are the ingredients for Fruit Salad? Strawberries Blueberries Peaches (You can tell if a peach is ripe by giving it a gentle squeeze. If there is a bit of give, then it probably still needs a few days, but if it feels soft at first squeeze, then it’s ready for this salad.) Blackberries A fun, fresh topping to this salad is a handful of fresh mint leaves; they’re especially refreshing with citrus. We love the flavor they add to the overall salad, but the addition is completely optional. To bring all the fruit together, keep it fresh, and really punch up the flavor, we are adding an amazing orange dressing. Quick tips Cut similar-sized pieces of fruit: to ensure the salad looks pretty and is easier to eat Keep the proportions of the fruits even so there isn’t an imbalance of one fruit. Preparing fruit: make sure to take the extra time to wash (and then thoroughly dry — you don’t want a watery salad) the fruit. Watch to carefully remove any sneaky blueberry stems or remove any skins/bruises as necessary. More tips here. How long can you keep Fruit Salad in the fridge? You can refrigerate this fruit salad recipe without dressing, in an airtight container for up to 3 to 5 days. If you want to store leftovers, store the fruit separate from the dressing. The dressing will cause the fruit to soften and become soft or mushy. QUICK TIPIf the fruit doesn’t last as long as you’d like and starts to get soft, blend it into a delicious smoothie! This mango smoothie is our favorite and calls for strawberries and peaches! 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Course Dessert, Salad, Side Dish, Vegetarian Cuisine American Keyword fruit salad, fruit salad recipe Prep Time 15 minutes minutes Cook Time 15 minutes minutes Total Time 30 minutes minutes Servings 4 -6 servings as a side Calories 275kcal Author Chelsea Lords Cost $7.51 IngredientsOrange Dressing▢ 1/2 cup white sugar▢ 1/2 cup water▢ 1 large orange (1 tablespoon zest and 1/2 cup juice)▢ 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extractFruit:▢ 16 ounces fresh strawberries hulled and thinly sliced (~2 cups)▢ 1 pint (6 ounces) blueberries▢ 2 ripe peaches pit removed and thinly sliced (~2 cups)▢ 1 pint (6 ounces) fresh blackberries (~1 and 3/4 cup)▢ Fresh mint leaves optionalUS - Metric USMetric InstructionsDRESSING: Place the sugar, water, orange juice and orange zest in a small pan over medium heat. Stir until the sugar is dissolved and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until slightly thickened. Transfer mixture to a Mason jar and stir in the vanilla extract. Add a tiny pinch of salt if desired (to intensify flavor). Put the lid on the jar and refrigerate until ready to serve. This helps concentrate and intensify flavors. You don't want to pour the dressing over the fruit if it is at all warm. FRUIT SALAD: Prepare the fruit by washing and thoroughly drying (wet fruit waters down the salad). Remove the stems and thinly slice the strawberries. Remove any stray stems from the blueberries. Remove the pits and thinly slice the peaches. Remove any leaves/stems from blackberries. Combine all the fruit in a large bowl and gently toss. Tear off and add in a few mint leaves if desired. Pour the cooled dressing over the fruit and gently toss again.STORAGE: Fruit Salad is best enjoyed the same day it is dressed. If you'd like to have leftovers, store dressing and salad separately and only add dressing to the salad. Nutrition FactsCalories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 539mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 52g | Vitamin A: 434IU | Vitamin C: 127mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 2mg We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. Our nutritional data is calculated using a third-party algorithm and may vary, based on individual cooking styles, measurements, and ingredient sizes. Please use this information for comparison purposes and consult a health professional for nutrition guidance as needed. DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? I love hearing from you when you've made one of my recipes! Tag me on Instagram at @ChelseasMessyApron or leave me a comment below.