Red Fruit Salad

This might be the prettiest fruit salad. We toss red fruit in the easiest two-ingredient dressing made with orange juice and a little sugar. We love strawberries, raspberries and plums for this simple, beautiful salad. Jump to the Red Fruit Salad Recipe or read on to see our tips for making it.

Red Fruit Salad

How to Make Fruit Salad

The fruit you choose to add to your salad is completely up to you. We like to make strawberries our base and go from there. Your best bet is to decide once you are in the store — buy what looks and smells the best.

fruit salad with red fruits and an orange dressing

Slice the fruit into similar sizes. Squeeze the juice of one orange over the top, and then add some sugar. The amount of sugar can vary depending on the sweetness of the fruits you’ve chosen. We usually add 1 to 2 tablespoons.

Leave the fruit salad at room temperature for 15 to 20 minutes. As it sits, the sugar pulls out some of the natural juices of the fruit, adding to the dressing. Then serve.

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Recipe updated, originally posted June 2013. Since posting this in 2013, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear. – Adam and Joanne

Red Fruit Salad

  • PREP

The dressing for this easy fruit salad could not be simpler — fresh orange juice and sugar. The fruit you add is up to you. We like to keep strawberries as the base then add from there.

Makes approximately 6 servings

You Will Need

2 pounds ripe strawberries

1 pound additional fruit, such as raspberries, plums or cherries

Juice from 1 orange, about 1/3 cup

1 tablespoon sugar, plus more to taste


    1Hull then halve or quarter strawberries. Cut remaining fruit to a similar size as the strawberries. (If using raspberries, leave them whole).

    2Gently toss fruit, orange juice and sugar together. Leave at room temperature for 15 to 20 minutes. Toss again, and then serve.

Adam and Joanne's Tips

  • Fruit salads are best enjoyed the same day as you make them. If you need to make it in advance, keep fragile fruit (such as raspberries) separate until serving. Strawberries, plums and cherries will be okay up to one day in advance. When storing, be sure to keep covered in the refrigerator.

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Nutrition Per Serving Serving Size 1/6 of the recipe / Calories 85 / Total Fat 0.9g / Saturated Fat 0.1g / Cholesterol 0mg / Sodium 8.7mg / Carbohydrate 19.2g / Dietary Fiber 6.8g / Total Sugars 10.8g / Protein 2.5g
AUTHOR:  Adam and Joanne Gallagher

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2 comments… Leave a Review
  • IraBracel June 22, 2013, 1:02 am

    Very attractive color!! the recipe looks simple but SURE the taste will be good. I loved it!

  • Dina June 20, 2013, 10:36 am

    i like the idea of all red fruits salad. yum!


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