Fresh and Fruity: Delicious Fruit Salad Recipe from the USA

Fruit Salad

Fresh and Fruity: Delicious Fruit Salad Recipe from the USA
Region / culture: USA | Preparation time: 15 minutes | Servings: 4


Fruit Salad
Fruit Salad

Fruit salad is a refreshing and colorful dish that is perfect for any occasion. It is a versatile dish that can be served as a side dish, dessert, or even as a light meal on its own. This recipe combines a variety of fruits with creamy sour cream and sweet marshmallows for a delicious and satisfying treat.


Fruit salad has been a popular dish for centuries, with variations of the recipe found in cultures around the world. The combination of fresh fruits with other ingredients like cream, yogurt, or marshmallows has been enjoyed by people of all ages for its sweet and tangy flavors.


How to prepare

  1. Drain the fruits thoroughly.
  2. Combine all the ingredients except lettuce, mixing them lightly but thoroughly.
  3. Chill the mixture well.
  4. Serve the mixture in lettuce cups with salad dressing, if desired.


  • Add chopped nuts or coconut flakes for added texture and flavor.
  • Substitute Greek yogurt for sour cream for a lighter and tangier version of the salad.
  • Use different fruits such as strawberries, kiwi, or mango for a unique twist on the classic recipe.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to drain the fruits thoroughly before combining them with the other ingredients to prevent the salad from becoming too watery.

- Mix the ingredients lightly but thoroughly to ensure that the flavors are evenly distributed.

- Chill the mixture well before serving to enhance the flavors and textures of the fruits.

- Serve the fruit salad in lettuce cups for a fun and elegant presentation.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the fruit salad as a side dish with grilled chicken or fish, or as a light dessert after a hearty meal.

Cooking Techniques

Mix the ingredients lightly but thoroughly to ensure that the flavors are evenly distributed.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream for a lighter version of the salad.

- Substitute fresh fruits for canned fruits for a fresher and healthier dish.

Make Ahead Tips

This fruit salad can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before serving.

Presentation Ideas

Serve the fruit salad in lettuce cups for a fun and elegant presentation, or in a glass bowl for a more casual look.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair this fruit salad with a glass of sparkling water or a light white wine for a refreshing and satisfying meal.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Do not freeze the salad as the texture of the fruits may change.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Calories: 150 per serving


Carbohydrates: 25g per serving


Total Fat: 5g per serving


Protein: 2g per serving

Vitamins and minerals

This fruit salad is a good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and potassium.


This recipe contains dairy (sour cream) and may contain nuts (marshmallows).


This fruit salad is a delicious and nutritious dish that is low in calories and fat. It is a good source of vitamins and minerals, making it a healthy choice for any meal.


This fruit salad is a delicious and nutritious dish that is perfect for any occasion. It is easy to make and can be customized with your favorite fruits and ingredients. Serve it as a side dish, dessert, or light meal for a refreshing and satisfying treat.

How did I get this recipe?

I can still remember the exact moment I discovered this recipe for fruit salad. It was a warm summer day, and I was visiting my dear friend Sarah's house for a little get-together. As we sat in her cozy kitchen, sipping on iced tea and catching up on the latest gossip, Sarah suddenly disappeared into her pantry and emerged with a beautiful bowl of fruit salad.

The vibrant colors and tantalizing aroma of the fruit salad immediately caught my attention. I took a bite and was instantly transported to a tropical paradise. The sweetness of the ripe berries, the juiciness of the mangoes, and the crunch of the nuts all combined to create a symphony of flavors in my mouth. I knew right then and there that I had to learn how to make this amazing dish.

I begged Sarah to share the recipe with me, but she simply smiled and said, "Oh, this old thing? It's just a little something I threw together. I don't really have a recipe." My heart sank at her words, but I was determined to recreate the magic of her fruit salad in my own kitchen.

Over the next few weeks, I embarked on a culinary adventure, experimenting with different fruits, nuts, and dressings to try and capture the essence of Sarah's fruit salad. I scoured cookbooks, watched countless cooking shows, and even attended a few cooking classes in my quest for the perfect recipe.

But no matter how hard I tried, I just couldn't seem to get it right. The flavors were always slightly off, the textures not quite as perfect as I remembered from that fateful day at Sarah's house. I felt defeated and frustrated, but I refused to give up.

One day, while browsing through an old cookbook that had been passed down to me from my mother, I stumbled upon a recipe for fruit salad that seemed promising. The ingredients were simple - a mix of fresh berries, tropical fruits, and a light citrus dressing. It was nothing like the elaborate concoctions I had been attempting, but something about it felt right.

I decided to give it a try, using the recipe as a base but adding my own twist with a sprinkle of toasted almonds and a drizzle of honey for extra sweetness. As I mixed the fruits together in a large bowl, the familiar scents of summer filled the air, and I knew I was onto something special.

When I took my first bite of the fruit salad, I was transported back to that sunny afternoon at Sarah's house. The flavors were perfect - a harmonious blend of sweet and tangy, with a hint of crunch from the nuts. I couldn't believe it - I had finally cracked the code to Sarah's elusive fruit salad.

I couldn't wait to share my triumph with Sarah, so I invited her over for a little lunch gathering at my house. As she took a bite of the fruit salad, her eyes widened in surprise. "This tastes just like mine!" she exclaimed, a smile spreading across her face. I beamed with pride, knowing that I had succeeded in recreating her beloved recipe.

From that day on, fruit salad became a staple in my kitchen. I would make it for special occasions, family gatherings, or simply as a sweet treat to enjoy on a hot summer day. And every time I took a bite, I would think of Sarah and the culinary journey that had led me to this delicious dish.

As I sit here now, reminiscing about that fateful day when I first discovered the recipe for fruit salad, I am filled with gratitude for the friends and family who have inspired me along the way. Cooking has always been a passion of mine, a way to express my creativity and share love with those around me. And thanks to Sarah and her simple yet delicious fruit salad, I have a new favorite recipe to add to my repertoire - one that will forever hold a special place in my heart.


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