Creative Fruit Salads for Summer

Give your bowl of fruit a boost this summer with these recipes that not only look decadent, but they also offer fun twists with ingredients like ginger, tahini, chia seeds and even almond milk.
By Kate Wilke

This article has been posted with permission and originally appeared as 10 Beautiful Fruit Salads for Summer on Relish.

Fruit Salad TahiniMy New Roots

Chakra Fruit Salad with Tahini Sauce

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! Find the recipe here.

Mango Poppy seed fruit saladWith Food + Love

Blackberry and Mango Lemon Poppy Seed Fruit Salad with Earl Grey Whipped Coconut Cream

This fruit salad 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. Find the recipe here.

Mojito Fruit SaladCourtney Jones

Mojito Fruit Salad
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. Find the recipe here.

Sesame, Chia fruit saladTales of a Kitchen

Fresh Fruit Salad with Seeds and Chili

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. Find the recipe here.

Almond Ice Milk Fruit SaladYossy Arefi

Almond Ice Milk with Strawberry and Rhubarb Salad

This Almond Ice Milk 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. Find the recipe here.

Sugar Free Macerated Fruit SaladLinda Wagner

Macerated Fruit Salad

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. Find the recipe here.

Thyme Watermelon Shave Ice Fruit SaladDesserts for Breakfast

Thyme, Watermelon, and Strawberry Salad with Shaved Ice

Desserts for Breakfast’s 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. Find the recipe here.

Balsamic and Melon Fruit SaladThe First Mess

Balsamic and Melon Salad

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. Find the recipe here.

Watermelon and Burrata Fruit SaladStephanie Le

Watermelon and Burrata Salad

We’ve all seen the tasty combination of watermelon and feta before, but Stephanie Le from I Am A Food Blog expands on the simple dish with her Watermelon Burrata Salad studded with ripe blueberries. Find the recipe here.

Heirloom-Tomato-Nectarine-Mango-Salad (1)Jeanette’s Healthy Living

Tomato and Nectarine Fruit Salad

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. Find the recipe here.

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