Throwing together a quick fruit salad is easy, sure — but it's worth taking the time to choose the perfect combo of fresh fruits, from plump berries to kiwi and even star fruit. Mix up a zingy dressing and suddenly, a simple standby becomes a dessert to remember.
1. Secret fruit salad: The hidden ingredient in this juicy, berry-jammed fruit salad? Dry, instant vanilla pudding mix. Just sprinkle it over the fruit and stir for an extra flavor punch.
2. Fruit salad with lime-mint dressing: Subtly cool with a citrusy kick, the simple-syrup-based dressing in this recipe will enliven any fruits you choose to combine in your custom-mixed salad.
3. Fruit salad with watermelon-mint dressing: Nothing says warm weather like juicy watermelon and fresh mint. Together, they make an ingenious dressing for this fruit salad, made with plums, pears, apples, strawberries and oranges.
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4. Boozy fruit salad: A Limoncello dressing is surely one of the best things ever to happen to a fruit salad.
5. Tropical fruit salad with sweet and spicy dressing: Adding heat and spice to a tropical fruit salad makes perfect sense, and this recipe nails it with a vibrant dressing of honey, lime, jalapeno and ginger.
6. Spicy cantaloupe salad: Fish sauce in a fruit salad? Better believe it. Throw in some basil, chili and lime, and you've got a dressing that gives a whole new dimension to a bowl of chopped cantaloupe.