41 Non-Dessert Ways To Eat Your Fruit This Summer

Summer fruit is the best fruit. Here's how to eat it all the time.

Fruit obviously lends itself to desserts. Fruit pies, fruit crumbles, fruit crisps. Fruit compote on cake, fruit in ice cream, fruit on its own. When it's hot and you need something refreshing, summer fruit -- from tart blackberries to sugary strawberries and juicy peaches -- just screams dessert. There's a savory side to summer fruit, however, that definitely deserves your attention.

Too many people forget or simply wouldn't think to put fruit in savory dishes. But fresh fruit, summer fruit in particular, can really add something special to your recipes. When combined with the right ingredients, summer fruit can take on a savory flavor that's far from dessert territory -- and just as good.

Once you try adding fruit to your savory dishes, you'll see what you've been missing all this time. We think summer fruit is the best fruit. Here are 41 savory fruit recipes so that you can eat summer fruit all the time.

1
Fontina + Blackberry Basil Smash Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
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2
Honey Grilled Watermelon Caprese Salads
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3
Succulent Steak, Nectarine And Red Onion Salad With Parmesan Crisps
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4
Chilled Avocado And Yogurt Soup With Melon
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5
Cuban Avocado, Watercress, and Pineapple Salad
Food52
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6
Salmon With Cantaloupe And Fried Shallots
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7
Fig and Blue Cheese Tart with Honey, Balsamic, and Rosemary
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8
Blueberry-Glazed Ribs
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9
Grilled Corn, Peach and Basil Salsa
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10
Grilled Tomatillo And Pineapple Salsa
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11
Summer Chopped Salad With Quick-Pickled Vegetables
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12
Grilled Watermelon Salad
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13
Beer Battered Fish Tacos With Margarita Mango Salsa
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14
Grilled Apricot, Arugula And Goat Cheese Salad
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15
Turkey Breast with Poached Plums
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16
Tomato, Olive, Peach And Parsley Salsa
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17
Grilled Scallops With Honeydew-Avocado Salsa
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18
Tempeh With Apricots And Capers
Gentl & Hyers
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19
Fig, Gorgonzola, and Honey Tartines
Tartelette
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20
Green Melon, Cubanelle Peppers And Ricotta Salata
Ellen Silverman
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21
Nectarine Pizza with Fresh Basil and Reduced Balsamic
Alexandra Cooks
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22
Summer Salad Of Melon, Feta And Shrimp
Frances Janisch
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23
Summer Berry Spinach Salad
FoodieCrush
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24
Fried Mozzarella, Basil and Nectarine Stacks with Balsamic Glaze
Half Baked Harvest
25
Quinoa And Mango Salad With Lemony-Ginger Dressing
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26
Plum Sauced Pork Tenderloin
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27
Pickled Strawberry And Roasted Beet Salad On Ricotta
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28
Sweet Potato Quinoa Cakes With Blackberry Salsa
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29
Fried Plantains
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30
Bulgogi with Cucumber-Apple Pickle
Alexandra Cooks
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31
Melon & Cucumber Salad with Mint Vinaigrette
Alexandra Cooks
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32
Sausages With Tomato Relish And Melon Salsa
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33
Caramelized Pineapple Quesadillas
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34
Watermelon Gazpacho
Alexandra Cooks
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35
Melon Pasta Salad
Macheesmo
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36
Apricot Barbecue Sauce
Macheesmo
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37
Canal House's Pork Belly with Gingery Rhubarb Compote
Food52
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38
Smoky Heirloom Tomato And Grilled Peach Pasta Salad
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39
Grilled Pineapple Guacamole
Annie's Eats
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40
Blackberry Chèvre Salad
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41
Chilled Tomato Peach Soup
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42
Peach, Bacon + Gouda Grilled Cheese Sliders
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43
Summer Corn and Nectarine Tabbouleh
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44
Fig, Gorgonzola and Prosciutto Salad
The Culinary Chase
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45
Buffalo Mozzarella with Balsamic Glazed Plums
Food52
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