9 Top-Rated Fruit Salad Recipes

Easy, versatile fruit salad is a refreshing addition to any meal, from backyard barbeques to weekend brunch to festive dinners. Whether you're looking for a side dish or dessert, we've got fruit salad recipes to suit all seasons and reasons. Here are 9 top-rated favorites.

1. Strawberry-Melon Summer Salad

This solid 5-star recipe features a refreshing mix of melons and berries folded into a honey-kissed lemon and yogurt dressing. "One suggestion would be to not add the sauce to the fruit until you're ready to serve," says lutzflcat.

Strawberry Melon Summer Salad
Strawberry Melon Summer Salad | Photo by lutzflcat.

2. Green Grape Salad

One of our most popular fruit salad recipes, its creamy sweet dressing lands solidly in the dessert salad category. Susankay says, "It is so refreshing and I can't stop eating it."

Green Grape Salad
Photo by Holiday Baker.

3. Judy's Strawberry Pretzel Salad

This old-fashioned potluck favorite has 1,000+ 5-star reviews. If you don't want to use frozen whipped topping, try substituting this sturdy stabilized whipped cream.

Judy's Strawberry Pretzel Salad
Photo by abapplez.

4. Autumn Apple Salad II

Crisp, tart apples, and sweet vanilla yogurt are combined with dried cranberries, dried cherries, and slivered almonds in this refreshing salad. "This is a healthy, quick, and easy salad to make," says LovetoBake.

Autumn Apple Salad II
Photo by Molly.

5. Strawberry Spinach Salad I

Fresh strawberries and spinach make a winning pair in this classic salad that's earned 2,000+ 5-star ratings. "A great way to get kids to eat spinach," says recipe submitter TOZENUF.

A wooden salad bowl with a tossed salad of fresh spinach and strawberries
Photo by janelle.

6. Perfect Summer Fruit Salad

This eye-catching salad showcases summer's most gorgeous fruit. A citrusy syrup adds the finishing glaze that brings it all together. Recipe submitter Nicole Graham Holley says, "This salad is tastier the longer you can let it soak in its juices. I prefer 3 to 4 hours in the refrigerator before I serve it."

Perfect Summer Fruit Salad
Photo by RainbowJewels.

7. Herb Watermelon Feta Salad

There's something so right about the combination of juicy crisp watermelon and lightly salty feta cheese. Beth Jones says, "Excellent recipe, ingredients go well together, light and fresh can even be used as a dessert."

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Photo by Allrecipes Magazine.

8. Pistachio Fluff Fruit Salad

"To keep the bananas from browning, I tossed them with a splash of lemon juice," says Sarah Jo, who thanked her grandmother for the tip.

Pistachio Fluff Fruit Salad

9. Winter Fruit Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

Crisp apples and juicy pears take the spotlight in this seasonal salad. A mainstay during colder months, it's one of the most popular fruit salads for autumn and winter feasts. "Super easy and makes a great potluck salad," says Linda P.

Winter Fruit Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing
Photo by MrsFisher0729.

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