These delicious summer salads with fruit showcase the best of the season’s most exciting flavors! If you like summer fruit, you’ll want to try these recipes.
How to Make Great Summer Fruit Salads
A great summer fruit salad has a mix of flavors and texture. When you eat seasonal produce you’re not only getting the best flavors, but it’s usually cheaper too.
Summer seasonal produce includes watermelon, blueberries, mango, peach, cantaloupe, kiwi, nectarine, raspberries, figs, plums, peaches, grapes, blackberries, apricots, and cherries.
This watermelon, blueberry, and feta salad recipe is a fruity, summer delight! The chopped mint and honey truly elevate this salad recipe. This recipe is vegetarian and gluten-free. It can easily be made vegan if you sub out the feta.
Spicy Mango Salsa is very colorful, tasty and easy to make in 5 minutes. This fresh mango salsa with great flavor is a Mexican dish, perfect for chips, tacos and as best side dishes.
This main course seared peach & feta cheese salad feels like ‘peak summer’, it is light, fresh & hearty enough to fight off those hunger pangs.
Enjoy a simple, delicious summer salad with this Watermelon Avocado Salad with Feta. Fresh and juicy watermelon, avocado, lots of freshly chopped cilantro and crumbles of feta make this easy salad recipe so delicious and refreshing.
This easy strawberry cantaloupe salad recipe with a sweet mint and lime topping is wonderfully delicious. It’s a perfect side dish to serve at a summer dinner. It makes four side salad servings and is ready in just a few minutes.
This Watermelon and Dill Salad is vegan and totally on-trend - perfect for al-fresco dining as we begin to move into spring and summer. It is a beautifully refreshing and summery starter or side that is so light.
Nectarine Caprese Salad is a lot of things, all in one dish. It’s sweet, savory, creamy, and tangy. It’s an incredibly delicious and light Summer dish that can be served as a side or eaten as a main course.
This Grilled Peach Salad is the perfect summer side dish. Packed with grilled peaches, blueberries, goat cheese and almonds plus homemade blueberry dressing for a bright and fresh combination.
This watermelon and arugula salad is the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth in a healthy way this summer!
This summer stone fruit salad is bright and sweet. It’s a perfect celebration of summer produce. The tartness of the plums is counterbalanced by the mellow mozzarella and avocado. The key to this salad is using fruit that is very ripe.
This colorful watermelon, cucumber, and mint salad is quick and easy to make and fun for kids to help out. You can make watermelon moons using circle cutters! A simple dressing of fresh lemon juice and olive oil makes the sweetness from the watermelon pop. Thinly sliced Japanese cucumber adds a natural subtle saltiness that complements the mint and watermelon perfectly.
What are your favorite summer fruit salads?
Tips for Making Fruit Salads
Inspired to make your own salad? Here are some tips for making great summer fruit salads.
- Choose high-quality, seasonal fruit. Buying local and seasonal fruit will not only taste the best but it will be cheaper.
- If you use salad greens, use a salad spinner to get all the water off. It makes the leaves hold dressing or vinaigrette better.
- Think about the texture. Make sure to have a balance of crunchy and creamy ingredients.
- Don’t forget the salt. Sea salt and kosher salt are both great in salads and bring out the natural flavors of the food.
- Add toasted nuts or seeds to add flavor and texture.
- Taste as you go along and adjust seasonings as necessary.
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