Wondering how to make fruit salad? Use this fruit salad recipe for get-togethers, parties, a side dish for grilling out, or a snack on the go. (Pssst – it’s basically a Chick-fil-A copycat fruit cup… but 1,000 times cheaper.)
How To Make Fruit Salad That’s Perfect ForSummer
Step 1: Gather ingredients. You will need apples, oranges, blueberries, strawberries, and a lime.
- The lime is used to prevent the cut apples from turning brown. It’s super important!
- Apples are tasty, but also much less expensive than its counterparts. They’re a perfect as a tasty filler for this salad!
- I’ve used jarred mandarin oranges in this recipe, only because kids LOVE them. Feel free to substitute your favorite fresh citrus!
Step 2: Wash produce.
Step 3: Quarter and core apples.
Step 4: Slice quartered apples.
Step 5: Chopped sliced apples into small pieces.
Step 6: Juice one lime and pour over apples.
Step 7: Stir.
Step 8: Hull strawberries.
Step 9: Cut and quarter strawberries.
Step 10: Drain mandarin oranges.
Step 11: Place all fruit in bowl with apples.
Step 12: Mix fruit salad. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to eat.
Healthy Fruit Salad Recipe
One of the reasons I love this fruit salad recipe is because it’s healthy. In my home things most foods need to be gluten and dairy free for my son and this recipe is perfect for us, especially because he loves fruit.
This is a great side dish to bring to get-to-gethers, especially when kids are involved. Kids love this fruit salad (it’s tested and approved at Chick-fil-A!) but it’s also allergy friendly, meaning most kids can eat it.
Of course, this recipe is also wonderful for all stages of pregnancy and postpartum. To lower the sugar content (hello gestational diabetes, substitute fresh oranges for the jarred mandarin oranges, and stick to Granny Smith apples. Make sure to pair it with some protein so as to not spike your blood sugar levels!
Also, fruit is always helpful to manage morning sickness. If you feel nauseated in the morning, eat some of this fruit salad, and as soon as you can, pair it with protein. (For more morning sickness remedies, head on over here.)
For some of my other kid-friendly recipes, check out…
- Plantain Pancakes (Made in a Blender)
- Green Smoothies for Pregnancy
- Energy Bites for Pregnancy and Postpartum
- Coconut Oil Popcorn (Made on the Stove)
- Protein Punch Pregnancy Smoothie
- Coconut Oil Chocolates
SIDE NOTE: Did you notice that most of my recipes include coconut oil? Unrefined coconut oil so good for you. Check out this link to learn how coconut oil makes breastmilk even better!
Fresh Fruit Salad Recipe
If you’re looking for a fresh fruit salad recipe, you have arrived! This recipe doesn’t call for any extra sugar, yogurt, whipped cream, gelatin, or any of that weird stuff people add to fruit. In my opinion, less is more!
Strawberries grow well down here in Florida, from around December through March. Florida blueberry season is in the summer, right around Father’s Day. For peak flavor, make this recipe when ingredients are fresh, in season, and local.
For a more colorful salad, use green apples. Granny Smith apples are some of my family’s favorites!
Fruit Salad Recipe
Without further ado, here’s my favorite fruit salad recipe!
- 3 large apples
- 16 oz (1lb) strawberries
- 11 oz blueberries
- 23.5 oz mandarin oranges, drained
- juice of one lime
- wash produce
- quarter, then core apples
- slice each quarter into 3-4 slices
- chop slices into small pieces
- pour lime juice over apple pieces and stir
- cut tops off strawberries, then cut into quarters
- drain mandarin oranges
- mix oranges, blueberries, strawberries into apple pieces
You can substitute fresh oranges for the jarred mandarin oranges.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 89Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 4gSugar: 17gProtein: 1g