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50 creative (and surprisingly varied) fruit salad recipes

Wow your friends and family with these fruit salad recipes that promise not to disappoint.
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Fruit salads can be a hit at summer barbecues.

According to the CDC, only 12% of American adults get enough servings of fruits each day.

At first pass, this may seem like a trivial thing to worry about, but people who don’t meet the suggested serving size (which is 1.5 cups for women and two cups for men) have an increased risk of illnesses like cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, and some cancers. 

Getting your fruit in doesn’t have to be as boring as chomping on another apple or struggling to peel another orange, however. Fruit salads are an excellent (and easily portable!) way to consume all 1.5 to two cups. To that end, Stacker compiled a list of fruit salad recipes from Allrecipes.

From basic to deluxe, these salads will add a sweet note to any day.

Allrecipes

Perfect summer fruit salad

- Prep: 25 mins
- Cook: 5 mins
- Additional: 3 hrs
- Total: 3 hrs 30 mins
- Servings: 10
- Yield: 10 servings
- Number of ingredients: 13
- Read more about the recipe here

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Juicy fruit salad

- Prep: 5 mins
- Total: 5 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Fabulous fruit salad

- Prep: 20 mins
- Total: 20 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Pistachio fluff fruit salad

- Prep: 5 mins
- Additional: 30 mins
- Total: 35 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 to 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Mango cashew salad

- Prep: 15 mins
- Total: 15 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Very easy fruit salad

- Prep: 10 mins
- Additional: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 10 mins
- Servings: 10
- Yield: 10 servings
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Peach and berry salad

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 5 mins
- Total: 20 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Strawberry-melon summer salad

- Prep: 20 mins
- Total: 20 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Mango berry fruit salad

- Prep: 15 mins
- Total: 15 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Summer fruit salad with a lemon, honey and mint dressing

- Prep: 20 mins
- Additional: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 20 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Rainbow fruit salad

- Prep: 20 mins
- Total: 20 mins
- Servings: 10
- Yield: 10 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Mojito fruit salad

- Prep: 20 mins
- Additional: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 20 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Chef John's waldorf salad

- Prep: 20 mins
- Total: 20 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 12
- Read more about the recipe here

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Bionicos (Mexican fruit bowls)

- Prep: 30 mins
- Total: 30 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 fruit bowls
- Number of ingredients: 12
- Read more about the recipe here

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Tomato watermelon salad

- Prep: 15 mins
- Total: 15 mins
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 12 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Strawberry spinach salad 

- Prep: 10 mins
- Additional: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 10 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Easy apple coleslaw

- Prep: 25 mins
- Total: 25 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Frog eye salad

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 30 mins
- Additional: 13 hrs 20 mins
- Total: 13 hrs 65 mins
- Servings: 10
- Yield: 10 servings
- Number of ingredients: 15
- Read more about the recipe here

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Spinach and strawberry salad

- Prep: 10 mins
- Total: 10 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Fall salad with cranberry vinaigrette

- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Strawberry and spinach salad with honey balsamic vinaigrette

- Prep: 15 mins
- Total: 15 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Autumn waldorf salad

- Prep: 20 mins
- Additional: 30 mins
- Total: 50 mins
- Servings: 2
- Yield: 2 servings
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Bionicos (Mexican fruit bowls)

- Prep: 30 mins
- Total: 30 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 fruit bowls
- Number of ingredients: 12
- Read more about the recipe here

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Cream cheese fruit salad

- Prep: 15 mins
- Additional: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 15 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Apple snicker salad

- Prep: 20 mins
- Total: 20 mins
- Servings: 16
- Yield: 16 servings
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Easy caramel apple salad

- Prep: 10 mins
- Additional: 30 mins
- Total: 40 mins
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 12 servings
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Sarah's ambrosia fruit salad

- Prep: 15 mins
- Additional: 2 hrs
- Total: 2 hrs 15 mins
- Servings: 10
- Yield: 10 servings
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Five-cup salad

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 5 hrs
- Total: 5 hrs 10 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Emily's strawberry balsamic salad

- Prep: 30 mins
- Total: 30 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 13
- Read more about the recipe here

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Winter fruit salad with lemon poppyseed dressing

- Prep: 25 mins
- Total: 25 mins
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 12 servings
- Number of ingredients: 13
- Read more about the recipe here

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Cranberry and cilantro quinoa salad

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 20 mins
- Additional: 2 hrs
- Total: 2 hrs 30 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 12
- Read more about the recipe here

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Kid-friendly fruit salad

- Prep: 15 mins
- Total: 15 mins
- Servings: 2
- Yield: 2 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Orange, walnut, gorgonzola and mixed greens salad with fresh citrus vinaigrette

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 5 mins
- Total: 20 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 13
- Read more about the recipe here

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Rosa marina fruit salad

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 15 mins
- Additional: 8 hrs 30 mins
- Total: 8 hrs 60 mins
- Servings: 24
- Yield: 24 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Cranberry salad 

- Prep: 10 mins
- Additional: 50 mins
- Total: 60 mins
- Servings: 7
- Yield: 6 - 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Cucumber and apple salad

- Prep: 10 mins
- Total: 10 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 3
- Read more about the recipe here

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Refreshing watermelon salad

- Prep: 20 mins
- Total: 20 mins
- Servings: 15
- Yield: 15 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Refreshing cucumber watermelon salad

- Prep: 15 mins
- Additional: 10 mins
- Total: 25 mins
- Servings: 10
- Yield: 10 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Healthier cranberry salad

- Prep: 15 mins
- Additional: 30 mins
- Total: 45 mins
- Servings: 9
- Yield: 8 to 10 servings
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Berry fruit salad

- Prep: 10 mins
- Total: 10 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Jenny's sweet waldorf salad

- Prep: 20 mins
- Total: 20 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 14
- Read more about the recipe here

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Herb watermelon feta salad

- Prep: 20 mins
- Total: 20 mins
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 12 servings
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Sunday best fruit salad

- Prep: 20 mins
- Additional: 25 mins
- Total: 45 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 6 to 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Nanny's grape salad

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 5 mins
- Total: 20 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Red, white and blueberry fruit salad

- Prep: 10 mins
- Additional: 30 mins
- Total: 40 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Mandarin orange watergate salad

- Prep: 15 mins
- Additional: 2 hrs
- Total: 2 hrs 15 mins
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 12 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Green apple salad with blueberries, feta and walnuts

- Prep: 15 mins
- Total: 15 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Chef John's waldorf salad

- Prep: 20 mins
- Total: 20 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 12
- Read more about the recipe here

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Spring strawberry spinach salad

- Prep: 15 mins
- Total: 15 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Waldorf salad with walnut oil vinaigrette

- Prep: 15 mins
- Total: 15 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here