Summer Fruit Salad

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Summer Fruit Salad really is the BEST!  So refreshing and absolutely beautiful!

Of course, you can vary up the fruits you use to fit your own tastes.

A large glass filled with summer fruit salad


Summer is chock full of all types of delicious, refreshing produce.

Get all the fresh fruit you can get your hands on to make this glorious salad.

Ah, fresh fruit. Nothing much better!

An assortment of berries for summer fruit salad

Adding a dash of Cointreau adds a nice touch to the simple dressing.

Of course, it’s optional, but we think it provides even a little more brightness to the beautiful salad.


Cointreau being poured into the dressing for Summer fruit salad

And the perfect topping to this is toasted coconut.

A little ‘crunch’ is perfect with the juicy fruit.

Keep an eye on them though, don’t let the coconut burn!

Toasted coconut for summer fruit salad


Who doesn’t love a big ole bowl of fresh fruit?

One of mother nature’s best gifts!


Two hands holding an assortment of berries and fruit for summer fruit salad

The great thing about this Summer Fruit Salad is the acid from the lemon and the lime juice keep the fruit from oxidizing and turning brownish, so it stays gorgeous all day!

This salad is so refreshing and adaptable to all kinds of tastes. Just go with whatever fruits and berries are your summertime favorite!

The best salad in town! We love serving this with our Mexican-Style Grilled Corn!

Dressing pouring onto a bowl of fruit for summer fruit salad.


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Make this salad a few hours before you are serving, or make it right at the table.

We love to serve this salad in individual glasses with a spoon or fork.

No matter what, this Summer Fruit Salad will be the talk of the town when you serve this at your next summertime gathering!

A large glass of summer fruit salad with a fork stuck in it.

A large glass filled with summer fruit salad

Kris Longwell

This Summer Fruit Salad is so delicious and refreshing and so easy to put together.  The acid from the lemon and the lime keep the fruit and berries fresh for hours and keep them from oxidizing and turning brown.  The toasted coconut is the perfect addition and the dressing is sublime. 
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BBQ Side, Fruit Salad, Side Dish
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 156kcal


  • 1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 lime
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tbsp Cointreau optional
  • 2 oranges, or mandarin peeled, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 kiwis peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup strawberries hulled and sliced
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 cup pineapple cut into chunks
  • 1 mango peeled, pit removed and chopped1
  • 1 cup seedless grapes


  • Toast the coconut flakes and set aside to cool.
  • Zest the lemon and lime and add to a small bowl.
  • Juice the lemon and lime and add to the zest.
  • Add the honey and Cointreau (if using) and mix until combined.
  • Place the fruit in a large bowl and then pour the sauce over the fruit.  Gently mix until all the fruit is coated. 
  • Top with toasted coconut and serve. 


Calories: 156kcal
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    • Hi Trish, it can be made in advance, but be sure to toss all of the fruit in lemon juice. And if possible, keep the types of fruit separate, and then toss them together just before serving. It’s definitely best served freshly made within a few hours, but you can do it a day in advance, you just need to coat the fruit in citrus juice. Hope this helps! Let us know how it turns out! Best, Kris & Wesley

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