Easy Fruit Salad Recipes Perfect For Your Next Picnic

When one mentions the word “salad”, what immediately comes to mind are leafy greens and other vegetables – definitely not dessert! But don’t forget that there is a dessert version – salads using fruits! It’s a refreshing sweet treat that’s not only good for your taste buds but for your body as well. It’s easy to prepare and you can use any of your favorite fruits to create your own recipe – it’s fun to experiment on the sweet creamy sauce as well!

For now, here are some easy fruit salad recipes you can try at home:

Creamy Pistachio Fruit Mix

What you need:

  • 2 large bananas, sliced
  • 2 1/2 cups crushed pineapple with juice
  • 2 cups fruit cocktail
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 1/2 cups mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/2 cup instant pistachio pudding mix
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In a large mixing bowl, mix together crushed pineapple (include juice) and pistachi pudding mix. Stir in whipped topping. When well-combined, add bananas, fruit cocktail, mandarin oranges and marshmallows to the bowl. Mix ingredients well. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Easy Fruit and Nut Salad

What you need:

  • 1 red apple, peeled, cored and diced
  • 1 ripe mango, peeled, seeded and cubed
  • 3/4 cup toasted cashews
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 pinch salt

Combine apple, mango and toasted cashews in a salad bowl. Pour balsamic vinegar over fruits and nut then season with ground cinnamon, ground ginger and salt. Mix to combine ingredients well. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Fruits and Yogurt Dream

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What you need:

  • 1 red apple, cored and chopped
  • 1 orange, peeled and sliced
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups seedless grapes, halved
  • 1/2 cup blackberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt

In a large salad bowl, mix together apple, orange, celery, grapes and blackberries. Top with chopped walnuts then add vanilla yogurt to the bowl. Stir until all ingredients are well-combined. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Forget high-calorie desserts like cakes and ice cream for a while and enjoy a sweet treat that’s good for your body. Instead, for your next picnic, have a healthy and refreshing snack or dessert with these delicious yet easy to follow fruit salad recipes that are perfect for any season!

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by Adrian T. Cheng