Perfect Red Fruit Salad Recipe

This might be the prettiest fruit salad. Jump to the Red Fruit Salad Recipe or read on to see our tips for making it.

Perfect Red Fruit Salad Recipe

Red fruit is tossed in the easiest dressing ever — orange juice and a little sugar. We stick to red fruit for this salad — strawberries, raspberries and plums.

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How to Make Red Fruit Salad

The fruit you choose to add 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 the best.

How to make the easiest fruit salad with red fruits and an orange dressing.

Slice the fruit into similar sizes. Squeeze the juice of one orange over the top. Lemon juice works as well, we just love the sweetness of the orange. 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

Perfect Red Fruit Salad Recipe

  • PREP

The dressing for this 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 of 1 orange (about 1/3 cup)

1 tablespoon sugar, or more to taste


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

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

Adam and Joanne's Tips

  • Fruit salad is best eaten the same day as making. 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.

If you make this recipe, snap a photo and hashtag it #inspiredtaste — We love to see your creations on Instagram and Facebook! Find us: @inspiredtaste

AUTHOR: Adam and Joanne Gallagher

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2 comments… Leave a Comment
  • 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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