This Summer Fruit Salad is perfect to serve at BBQ’s, potlucks & gatherings. Super easy to throw together and it’s a great way to enjoy all the summertime fruits. Vegan, Gluten Free, & No Refined Sugars.
So not only is this fruit salad light, fresh and flavorful….
But it’s also filled with all the beautiful colors of summer and the fresh tasty fruits that go with it.
And you may be thinking WHY would I need a recipe for fruit salad…. it’s just fruit.
Sooo this is all about sharing with you my best combination of fruits to use.
Plus tips for making a fruit salad the whole family is going love.
What selection of fruit is in this Summer Fruit Salad:
- Mandarin oranges
This selection of fruit just goes so well together and is something most everyone loves…
Even the pickiest young children will love this.
But the most important part to any fruit salad is to use ripe fresh fruit.
It’s okay to switch it up some and use other fruits as long as it’s fresh.
Tips for making the best Summer Fruit Salad:
Use a variety of different textures and flavors….
And if you plan on storing this for a few days… then use things that are going to hold up well.
You don’t want to have mushy fruit in your salad…
So I would avoid bananas since they tend to get brown and mushy.
Also cutting up the fruit in varying sizes makes for a more interesting salad… both flavor wise and texture.
How long will my fruit salad keep in the fridge…..
A lot of that depends on how well you keep it stored.
It should last at least 3-5 days in the fridge if stored in a sealed airtight container.
I’ve actually had it keep longer and I sometimes prefer it after it’s set in the fridge several days.
More salad ideas for the summer…..
AND IF YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE PLEASE BE SURE TO LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW…..
I’d love to hear if you make this & how you like it. Plus please be sure to include a star rating.
Until next time- xoxo
Summer Fruit Salad (Vegan, Gluten Free)
- 2 mandarin oranges
- 2 cups strawberries
- 2 cups blueberries
- 2 cups pineapple
- 1 lime juiced
- 1/2 tsp. lime zest
- 4 mint leaves chopped
- Rinse strawberries and cut up into bite sized pieces and place in large serving bowl.
- Add rinsed blueberries, fresh pineapple chunks and peeled mandarin oranges broken into segments.
- Pour in lime juice, add lime zest and mint leaves and toss together.
- Store in airtight container in the fridge till ready to serve.