6 Fresh Fruit Salad Recipes

Nothing beats delicious fresh fruits for dessert, which is why you should treat yourself to these guilt-free fruit salad recipes.

Ambrosia Salad

Ingredients: 15 ounces drained canned mandarin oranges, 1 ½ cups cool whip, ½ cup sour cream, 1 cup shredded coconut, ¾ cup toasted pecans, ¾ cup stemmed and drained maraschino cherries, 1 cup chopped pineapple, and 3 cups mini marshmallows

Preparation: In a bowl, fold sour cream and cool whip, then gradually add pineapple, oranges, shredded coconut, cherries, marshmallows, and pecans. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours before serving.

Fruit Compote

Ingredients: 12 ounces strawberry, ½ ounce blanched almonds, 2 teaspoons sugar, ¼ teaspoon almond extract, 2 pears, and 1 orange

Preparation: In a saucepan over medium heat, stir in orange juice, almond extract, sugar, and pears. Stir occasionally for 5 minutes until the pears are soft, then remove from heat. Add strawberries then transfer to a lidded container. Refrigerate for 1 ½ hours. When serving, divide among glasses and garnish with almonds.

Filipino-Style Fruit Salad

Ingredients: 4 cups shredded young coconut, 30 ounces drained cannned fuirt cocktail, 1 cup drained pineapple tidbits, 15 ounces drained canned sweet corn kernels, 12 ounces drained kaong, 12 ounces drained nata de coco, 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk, and 14 ounces cream

Preparation: In a bowl, stir in fruit cocktail, shredded coconut, pineapple, and corn kernels. Gradually, stir in kaong, nata de coco, cream, and condensed milk. Chill while covered for at least 2 hours before serving.

Winter Fruit Salad

Ingredients: 8 peeled and segmented mandarin oranges, 4 apples, 4 ripe kiwis, 4 bananas, 1 ½ cups pomegranate arils, 2 teaspoons poppy seeds, 3 tablespoons lemon juice, 3 tablespoons granulated sugar, 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, 3 tablespoons olive oil, and 3 tablespoons honey

Preparation: To make the dressing, whisk sugar and lemon juice until sugar is dissolved. Gradually stir in vegetable and olive oils, honey, and poppy seeds. In a separate bowl, toss oranges, apples, kiwis, bananas, and pomegranate arils. Pour and toss dressing with he mixed fruits before serving.

Berry Cheesecake Salad

Ingredients: 8 ounces softened cream cheese, 8 ounces cool whip, ½ cup sugar, 1 cup raspberries, 1 cup blueberries, 1 cup blackberries, and 3 cups strawberries

Preparation: In a bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth, the fold in cool whip. Gradually add blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries.

Grape Fruit Salad

Ingredients: 2 pounds seedless red grapes, 1 pound seedless green grapes, 2 tablespoons honey, 2/3 cup sour cream, 6 ounces Neufchatel cheese, 1 ½ tablespoons granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, ¾ cup pecans, and 2 tablespoons light brown sugar

Preparation: In a bowl, whip Neufchatel cheese with an mixer until fluffy and smooth. Gradually add sour cream, granulated sugar, honey, and vanilla until combined. In another bowl, toss green and red grapes and ½ cup pecans. Pour and toss mixture until coated then serve with sprinkled brown sugar and remaining pecans.

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