This Easy Fruit Salad recipe is the best healthy dessert and it’s perfect for breakfast or brunch. Made with fresh and canned fruit – ready in minutes!
If you’ve been following The Busy Baker for awhile you’ll know our love for incorporating as many fresh fruits and vegetables into our diet as possible. If you’re anything like us, this Easy Fruit Salad Recipe is one you’re going to LOVE – we make it over and over again for breakfast, brunch, and dessert and we know you will too!
If you’re looking to make healthier choices, one of the BEST ways to satisfy your sweet tooth is to enjoy fresh fruits instead of other sweets made with refined sugars.
Recipes like this Easy Fruit Salad Recipe are a staple in our diet – we love making a big batch of this fruit salad at the beginning of the week and enjoying it throughout the week for dessert after dinner.
Some fruit salad recipes call for adding a sugar-based syrup over the fruit as a dressing – we prefer adding a splash or lemon or lime juice to not only preserve the colour and freshness of the fruit, but also to add flavour and help draw out the natural sugar and juices from the fruit itself, allowing it to create its own “dressing” or sauce.
We love a good brunch, and fruit salad always makes its way on to our brunch menu. In addition to this fruit salad recipe, we also love this Honey Lime Fruit Salad. Especially when served alongside our Croffles (Croissant Waffles), these Healthy Buttermilk Pancakes, or with our favourite Frittata and Hash Brown Waffles (Waffle Iron Hash Browns).
Fruit Salad also goes well with a more simple breakfast spread, like some croissants and jam, or some homemade Banana Nut muffins. Any way you enjoy it, it’s a fresh and healthy addition to any breakfast or brunch.
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There aren’t many kitchen items needed to make a simple recipe like this easy fruit salad, but we recommend having these items on hand (affiliate links):
- a good cutting board
- a sharp knife for chopping
- a strainer or colander for washing the fruit
- measuring cups and spoons
- a serving bowl
You’ll need these ingredients to make this recipe:
- fresh grapes
- fresh blueberries
- canned or fresh peaches
- fresh strawberries
- fresh raspberries
- lemon or orange juice
Time needed: 20 minutes
Follow these steps for the BEST easy fruit salad.
- Go for colour.
Choose a variety of fruit in a variety of colours for the ultimate flavour experience.
- Add more delicate fruits right before serving.
Fruits like grapes, blueberries and peaches are a little more hardy than fruits like raspberries and bananas. Add soft fruit or fruit that’s more likely to brown easily right before serving.
- Toss with citrus juice to preserve flavour and colour.
Citrus is a natural preservative, so adding a few tablespoons of lemon or orange juice as a “dressing” for the salad helps preserve the softer fruits and prevents them from browning and spoiling.
How to make a simple fruit salad?
Add all the fruit to a large bowl, drizzle the citrus juice over top, toss, and serve.
What are the best fruits to mix together?
We suggest mixing a variety of colours and textures, including berries, grapes, bananas and other fruits.
Is homemade fruit salad good for you?
Yes! It’s is a delicious and healthy dish.
How many calories in fruit salad?
There are about 100 calories per cup, as long as there’s no added sugar in the recipe.
Can I make fruit salad ahead of time?
To make it ahead of time, prepare as directed in the recipe, leaving out the raspberries and banana. Add the raspberries and banana right before serving.
How to keep fruit salad from going brown?
Adding some citrus juice like lemon, lime or orange juice will low the browning process and make the fruit last longer.
Can I make fruit salad with frozen fruit?
We don’t suggest making this recipe with frozen fruit as frozen fruit releases a lot of liquid as it thaws. Fresh fruit or canned fruit works best for this recipe.
We hope you love this easy healthy recipe as much as we do! Let us know in the comments below, what’s your favourite fruit? We’d love to know!
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- 2 cups red grapes washed, dried, and removed from the vine
- 1 1/2 cups blueberries washed and dried
- 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
- 4 large kiwis peeled and sliced
- 2 cups peach slices canned or fresh
- 1 cup fresh raspberries
- 1 large banana sliced
- 3 tablespoons orange juice or lemon juice
- Combine the fruit in a large bowl.
- Drizzle the orange juice over the fruit and toss well to coat.
- Serve and enjoy immediately!
Make Ahead InstructionsTo make this fruit salad ahead of time, prepare as directed in the recipe, leaving out the raspberries and banana. Add the raspberries and banana right before serving. We don’t suggest making this recipe with frozen fruit as frozen fruit releases a lot of liquid as it thaws. Fresh fruit or canned fruit works best for this fruit salad recipe.
Notice: Nutrition is auto-calculated, using Spoonacular, for your convenience. Where relevant, we recommend using your own nutrition calculations.