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Fruit Salad Recipes That Aren't Boring

Let's take back fruit salad, guys.
08/30/2013 09:11am ET | Updated June 28, 2014

Here's the thing about fruit salad: it usually sucks. Watery melon, over-ripe berries, potentially canned pineapple and, in the worst cases, gummy bananas. We have all had this fruit salad. For some of us, it has ruined fruit salad. Today, we want to heal our wounds with a few fruit salad recipes that don't suck.

What we have to do to make fruit salad good again is relax our grip on the idea that ONLY fruit can go into them. We allow the occasional strawberry or blueberry into our arugula salads, so we should extend the same courtesy to the occasional vegetable in a fruit salad for balance's sake. The fruit salad recipes we've compiled for you today run the gamut from breakfast fruit salads with yogurt or quinoa, to more main course-oriented fruit salads with cheese and ham (oh, yes we did), to dessert-like fruit salads with chocolate, whipped cream and sorbet. Let's take back fruit salad, guys.

Here are 27 fruit salads that don't suck.

1
Red White and Blue Salad
Foodie Crush
Get the Red White and Blue Salad recipe from Foodie Crush
2
Yoghurt With Toasted Buckwheat, Mint, Berry + Pomegranate Salad
Kate Olsson/Food52
3
Quinoa Fruit Salad With Honey Lime Dressing
Two Peas & Their Pod
Get the Quinoa Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing recipe from Two Peas & Their Pod
4
Blood Orange Salad With Olives
Sarah Shatz/Food52
Get the Blood Orange Salad with Olives recipe from Food52
5
Blueberry Peach Fruit Salad With Thyme
Simply Recipes
Get the Blueberry Peach Fruit Salad with Thyme recipe from Simply Recipes
6
Avocado, Strawberry, And Mango Salad
LifeTastesLikeFood/Food52
Get the Avocado, Strawberry, and Mango Salad recipe from Food52
7
Honey Grilled Watermelon Caprese Salads
How Sweet It Is
Get the Honey Grilled Watermelon Caprese Salads recipe from How Sweet It Is
8
Berries In Chocolate Bowls
A Beautiful Mess
Get the Berries In Chocolate Bowls recipe from A Beautiful Mess Yep. Just add chocolate. Instantly un-sucky fruit salad.
9
Tropical Fruit Salad With Mangoes and Mint
The Clever Carrot
Get the Tropical Fruit Salad With Mangoes and Mint recipe from The Clever Carrot
10
Watermelon And Goat Cheese Salad With A Verbena Infused Vinaigrette
Sarah Shatz/Food52
11
Crook's Corner's Green Peach Salad
Jennifer Causey/Food52
Get Crook's Corner's Green Peach Salad recipe from Food52
12
Avocado and Melon Salad
Food52
Get the Avocado and Melon Salad by aubrey recipe from Food52
13
Goat Cheese Stuffed Fig, Melon And Prosciutto Salad
Foodie Crush
14
Mango, Melon Salad
Kitchen Butterfly/Food52
Get the Mango, Melon Salad recipe from Food52
15
Plum Avocado Summer Salad
James Ransom/Food52
Get the Plum Avocado Summer Salad recipe from Food52
16
Peach and Beet Salad
Alexandra Cooks
Get the Peach and Beet Salad recipe from Alexandra Cooks
17
Grape Salad with Toasted Garlic, Basil and Feta
savorthis/Food52
18
Strawberry Mango Jicama Salad
Two Peas & Their Pod
Get the Strawberry Mango Jicama Salad recipe from Two Peas & Their Pod
19
Fresh Fruit Salad With Honey Lime Syrup
Pass The Sushi
Get the Fresh Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Syrup recipe from Pass The Sushi
20
Tomato, Peach, & Burrata Salad
Two Peas & Their Pod
Get the Tomato, Peach, & Burrata Salad recipe from Two Peas & Their Pod
21
Tropical Fruit Salad
Ray Kachatorian
Get the Tropical Fruit Salad recipe from Ray Kachatorian
22
Grilled Watermelon Salad
Verses from my Kitchen
Get the Get the Grilled Watermelon Salad recipe by Verses from my Kitchen
23
Persimmon Pomegranate Fruit Salad
Simply Recipes
Get the Persimmon Pomegranate Fruit Salad recipe from Simply Recipes
24
Strawberry and Mango Fruit Salad
Cookin' Canuck
Get the Strawberry and Mango Fruit Salad recipe from Cookin' Canuck
25
Ruby Fruit Salad
Martha Stewart
Get the Ruby Fruit Salad recipe from Martha Stewart
26
Tropical Fruit Salad With Coconut
Skinny Taste
Get the Tropical Fruit Salad With Coconut recipe from Skinny Taste
27
Melon and Feta Salad
Closet Cooking
Get the Melon and Feta Salad recipe from Closet Cooking

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