Give your bowl of fruit a boost this summer with the following recipes pulled from 10 of our favorite blogs. Not only do these fruit salads look decadent, but they also offer more nutrients than most with ingredients like ginger, chia seeds and even almond milk.
My New Roots
The healing-inspired Chakra Fruit Salad with Enlightened Tahini Sauce was part of Sarah Britton’s project to use all of the colors of the chakras, energy centers in the body, for her Reiki class. My New Roots lists the name of each color and chakra next to the ingredient. We need to brush up on our chakra knowledge, but a salad with seven different fruits…err chakras…sounds delicious!
With Food + Love
The Blackberry + Mango Lemon Poppy Seed Fruit Salad with Earl Grey Whipped Coconut Cream from With Food + Love is a tropical treat bursting with unique flavors. The longer this one is left to sit and marinate, the better it will taste.
The Fig Tree
The lime and mint in this Mojito Fruit Salad from The Fig Tree give just the right amount of kick to this otherwise sweet salad. Just like the tasty summer drink after which it’s named, we think this salad will be perfect poolside.
Tales of a Kitchen
If you are looking for an extra kick in your fruit salad, then you’ll love this sweet and spicy Fresh Spiced Up Fruit Salad from Tales of a Kitchen. The poppy, sesame and chia seeds on top also make the mix nice and nutritious. Plus, it’s a salad that looks like a margarita—so count us in.
Apt. 2B Baking Co.
The Almond Ice Milk with Strawberry and Rhubard Salad from Apt. 2B Baking Co. varies from a traditional fruit salad, but the pairing of tart fruits with iced almond milk is perfect for cooling off from the summer heat.
Show your American pride with this patriotic Sugar Free Macerated Fruit Salad from Linda Wagner. Whether you make this one for Memorial Day, Fourth of July or for an afternoon snack, this salad is sure to please with its refreshing mint and honeydew.
Desserts for Breakfast
Desserts for Breakfast’s Thyme for Watermelon + Strawberries fruit salad is so light and refreshing that it closely resembles another summer favorite—shaved ice. Though, the sweet and tangy flavors here will convince you to skip the sugary doppelganger altogether this year.
The First Mess
While this First Mess recipe may be called A Simple Balsamic Melon Salad, the flavors are far from simple thanks to the addition of sharp balsamic and fragrant mint. Not to mention, the beautiful pink and green color is a major selling point.
I Am A Food Blog
Jeanette’s Healthy Living
Just because you are making a fruit salad doesn’t mean a few vegetables can’t be thrown into the mix. Jeanette’s Healthy Living’s Juicy Summer Heirloom Tomato Fruit Salad brightens up the standard fruit salad combo with heirloom tomatoes and honey goat cheese.
See the list below for more fruit salad recipes…