The 6 Colourful Fruit Salads For Summer
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A refreshing fruit salad is the perfect snack on a blazing hot summer day. The combination of sweet, ripe fruits soaking in a lightly sweetened syrup is like an explosion of fruity flavour in your mouth. Fruit salads are so versatile, healthy, and refreshing—perfect for summertime. Take advantage of all the ripe, in-season fruits and whip up a fruity bowl today! It's the ideal light and delicious snack that will cool you down fast.   

Pina Colada Fruit Salad   Image Credit: Freepik

A refreshing pina colada fruit salad brings together a medley of juicy fruits for a sweet treat, which is the perfect refreshing treat to enjoy on a hot summer day. Pineapples, grapes, blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries mingle in a sweetened pina colada sauce, lending their vibrant colours and flavours. The tangy pineapple and strawberries pair nicely with the sweet grapes and berries. Mint leaves add a fresh accent. Topping the salad with toasted coconut right before serving adds a delightful crunch and tropical flair.    

Melon-Berry Salad   

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A refreshing fruit salad is the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day. The sweet juiciness of melon and watermelon pairs wonderfully with the tart pops of flavour from oranges, raspberries, and blueberries. Blending yoghurt, coconut milk, and orange juice makes a lusciously creamy dressing that complements the fruits. 

The toasted coconut garnish is best added at the last minute, so it stays crispy instead of getting soggy in the creamy dressing. This beautiful salad, layered with diverse fruits and textures, is sure to satisfy as a morning breakfast, midday brunch, or sweet dessert.   

Mango And Avocado Salad   

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The sweet juiciness of ripe mangoes paired with the creamy richness of avocado makes for a refreshing and nutritious salad bursting with flavor. Drizzle the mango with a tablespoon of canola oil and lime juice. Toss the chopped cucumber and avocado with the mango and dressing. The contrasting flavours and textures of the cool cucumber, rich avocado, sweet mango, and tangy dressing come together to create a light and refreshing salad perfect for a summer meal.    

Refreshing Tropical Fruit Salad    

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This vibrant, rainbow-hued fruit salad is a delight to the eyes and the taste buds. Laden with an array of juicy, sweet tropical fruits, it offers a refreshing reprieve from the ordinary. Cubes of mango, pineapple, kiwi, pear, and starfruit mingle with slices of banana, strawberries, and grapes that have been halved to release their full, ripe flavor. 

The medley is dressed in a tangy yet sweet blend of fresh-squeezed orange and pineapple juices that complement the natural sugars of the fruits. It's a healthy way to satisfy sweet cravings and makes for a beautiful dish at a summer luncheon or backyard barbecue.    

Honey-Lime Berry Salad    

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Juicy red strawberries are halved to showcase their vibrant interior before being gently tossed with plump blueberries that burst with jammy juice. Tart green apple cubes provide crunch and balance out the berries' sweetness. A dressing of fragrant lime juice and honey melds into the fruit, adding bright citrus and floral nectar notes. 

Finally, the salad is garnished with minced mint, which infuses everything with its cooling herbal essence. The flavours mingle on the tongue, each distinct yet complementary. Simple yet sublime, this no-cook salad celebrates summer in the most delicious way.   

Citrus Melon Mingle    

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This refreshing fruit salad combines the juicy sweetness of honeydew and cantaloupe with the bright citrus notes of ruby-red grapefruit and navel orange segments. Slices of ripe banana add a smooth, creamy texture, while chunks of pineapple infuse a tropical essence. 

A drizzle of fresh-squeezed orange juice provides a tart punch and helps unify the medley of fruits. Subtle hints of ginger, mint and honey weave throughout, adding depth and nuance without overpowering the fresh flavors. Each crunchy, juicy bite is a celebration of diverse flavours and textures in perfect harmony.