Fruit Salads

Easy Fruit Recipes

These easy Fruit Salads are simple to make and are perfect for a quick breakfast, simple light lunch or mini-meal, a great snack or a flavorful dessert. These quick recipes are so easy to put together and are a healthy addition to your meal choices.

Each recipe makes approximately 2 servings.



Cranberry Apple Salad

2 cups diced apples
1 cup diced celery
1/2 cup cubed avocado
2 tbsp cashew pieces
1 tbsp dried cranberries (these can be softened in a
little warm water if desired)

- Combine all ingredients in a bowl and toss well.

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Quick Meal Ideas:

Seafood Meal:

Make a great seafood meal by simply adding some grilled or broiled salmon to this fruit salad or serve over a grilled fillet along with some steamed broccoli drizzled with a little lemon juice on the side.

Light Fruit Meal:

Make a simple and quick meal by mounding salad on a bed a spinach leaves and serve along with warm rolls.


Creamy Banana Salad

2 bananas sliced
1 cup sliced strawberries
6 pitted dates cut into pieces
3 tbsp toasted or plain coconut
3/4 cup vanilla or plain low-fat yogurt
1 tsp ground cinnamon

- Place the fruit and coconut into a bowl.

- In a smaller bowl, combine the yogurt and cinnamon.

- Add the yogurt mixture to the fruit and toss well to combine.

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Quick Meal Ideas:

Fresh Fruit Dessert:

Scoop banana salad into store bought mini cinnamon graham cracker tart shells. It’s a quick and simple dessert idea.

Fruit Breakfast Parfait:

Make a quick breakfast by serving in a bowl and alternately layering this salad with a low-fat all-natural plain or cinnamon granola.


Nutty Orange Salad

2 large navel oranges – peeled, pith removed, sectioned (cut each section in half)
1 cup steamed beets – cut into bite-size chunks
2 tbsp sliced almonds
olive oil - to taste
fresh ground black pepper - to taste

- Place the oranges, beets and almonds in a bowl.

- Drizzle olive oil and grind pepper over the salad ingredients and toss well to combine.

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Quick Meal Ideas:

Simple Lunch or Brunch Meal:

Serve this easy salad scooped into bibb lettuce leaves and top with a dollop of low-fat sour cream. Add a bowl of your favorite soup or slices of cheese on whole grain crackers on the side.

Salad Meal:

Add 4 to 6 oz of shelled, cooked and chilled shrimp cut into chunks to this salad. Serve salad on chilled plates lined with romaine lettuce leaves along with warm bread sticks on the side.


Pear and Cheese Salad

2 medium pears – cut into cubes
1 cup chayote squash – medium dice
1 apple – cut into cubes
4 oz brie cheese – cubed

- Combine all ingredients in a bowl and toss well.

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Quick Meal Ideas:

Light Meal:

Serve this fresh fruit salad mounded into prepared puff pastry shells with a dollop of crème fraiche or plain Greek style yogurt on top.

Fruit Salad with Fettuccini:

Make a quick meal by serving this fruit salad along with cooked fettuccine or spaghetti noodles tossed with fresh lemon juice, olive oil and fresh ground black pepper.


Easy Grape Salad

2 cups green or red seedless grapes – halved
1 cup shredded green cabbage
1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese – cubed
olive oil - to taste
fresh ground black pepper

- In a bowl combine the grapes, cabbage and cheese cubes.

- Drizzle oil over salad ingredients and grind as much pepper over salad as desired. Toss to combine well.

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Quick Meal Ideas:

Light Meal:

Serve this easy grape salad on mixed salad greens along with grilled Portobello mushrooms and warm bread sticks.

Quick Meal:

Another serving option is to place this flavorful salad on top of a bed of warm cooked quinoa.


Honey Peach Salad

2 cups sliced peaches
1 cup sliced pears
3/4 to 1 cup plain or vanilla low-fat yogurt
2 tbsp chopped walnuts
honey - to taste

There are a variety of ways to serve this salad. See the serving ideas below.

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Quick Meal Ideas:

Fruit Parfait:

In a parfait glass or a dessert bowl, layer each ingredient. Place a layer of peaches and pears on bottom of glass or bowl, then a layer of yogurt, then some walnut pieces and then a drizzle of honey. Continue this way until you have used all the ingredients.

Fruit Salad:

Place the peaches, pears and walnuts in a mixing bowl. Add the yogurt and drizzle the honey over the ingredients as desired. Toss gently to combine. Serve salad on mixed salad greens along with a side of crackers spread with mustard and topped with thin slices of baked ham.

Honey Peach Waffle Topper:

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Toast two frozen plain waffles and serve this creamy salad over the top of each waffle.

Related Links:

Ambrosia Salad
Grape Salad Recipe
Raspberry Goat Cheese Salad
Fruit Buying Guide


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