By Vanessa Greaves
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Be the one who makes the fruit salads everyone talks about this summer. Here's what we see getting all the buzz these days.

What's Hot: Eat the Rainbow

Instagram loves this eye-candy of a salad. Full of antioxidant-rich berries, juicy grapes, and pineapple — quite possibly this summer's fruit of the moment — and all pulled together with a citrusy glaze for another layer of sweet bliss.

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Going to the farmers' market? Nab some locally sourced honey to sweeten the minty lemon dressing for this super-juicy watermelon, berry, peach, and grape salad.



What's Hot: Boozy Fruit (for Adults Only)

Ride the trend of soaking fruit in spirits with this gin-splashed grapefruit salad. It's like day drinking with a fork.

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Boozy fruit strikes again. This luscious little number is flavored with raspberry liqueur, both in the salad and the whipped cream topping. Serve it up and get ready to humble brag.

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Get tips for making whipped cream, and try whipped coconut cream for your dairy-free friends. They'll love you for it.


If you're mad for mojitos, this colorful salad offers up a dressing made of mint, sugar, and lime juice all muddled together. Don't be surprised if you're tempted to splash in some white rum.

Photo by Joanna Cuevas

What's Hot: Grilled Fruit is Smokin' Hot, Literally

Magic happens when fruit meets fire. The natural sugars get all intensely caramelized and the fruit itself seems to get juicier. And then there's that subtle smokiness, not to mention those gorgeous grill marks. Can you tell we're loving this?

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Smoky sweet grilled fruit is so hot this summer. And we say why not? In this salad, pineapple, apple, raspberries, and banana get all fired up, then a touch of chocolate melts into the fruit, elevating it to dessert-level deliciousness.

What's Hot: Tropical Trends

If you think you're seeing pineapple everywhere you look, you're right. Like in this pineapple-packed piña colada salad with its creamy, coconutty dressing. We won't tell if you sprinkle a little booze in there, too.

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This summer, if it's not about pineapples, then it's about mangoes. Here's a salad that pairs mangoes with ripe summer berries, douses them with lime juice, and finishes the whole thing with cilantro. Yes, please!


Learn 3 ways to cut up a mango.